ERIC Number: EJ787291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Tom Friedman on Education in the "Flat World"
School Administrator, v65 n2 p12-19 Feb 2008
In his best-selling book, "The World Is Flat," Thomas Friedman describes that the real world is becoming "flat." He describes how 10 forces are "flattening" the 21st century--making it easier for people in India, China and around the world to compete with Americans and others who had triumphed the century before. This article presents an interview with Friedman by author Daniel Pink. During the interview, the two authors discussed topics such as the additions in Friedman's book, "mashed-up" method of teaching, and the implications on educational reforms of having a new president in November.
Descriptors: Authors, Interviews, Educational Change, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Curriculum, Personality Traits, Creativity, Child Rearing, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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