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Trends Shaping Education 2010

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What does it mean for education that our societies are increasingly diverse? How is global economic power shifting towards new countries? In what ways are working patterns changing?

Trends Shaping Education 2010 brings together international evidence to address questions like these. To make the content accessible, each trend is presented on a double page, containing an introduction, two charts with brief descriptive text and a set of pertinent questions for education.

The trends presented are based on high quality international data, primarily from the OECD, the World Bank and the United Nations. The charts contain dynamic links so that readers can access the original data. Trends Shaping Education 2010 is organised around five broad themes, each with its own “find out more” section:

  • the dynamics of globalisation;
  • evolving social challenges;
  • the changing world of work;
  • transformation of childhood;
  • ICT: the next generation.

This book is designed to give policy makers, researchers, educational leaders, administrators and teachers a robust, non-specialist source to inform strategic thinking and stimulate reflection on the challenges facing education, whether in schools, universities or programmes for older adults. It will also be of interest to students and the wider public, including parents.

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The dynamics of globalisation

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Our crowded planet: trends in and forecasts about global population levels, as well as the global trend of urbanisation. Populations on the move: brings together trends on migration to and from OECD countries and the resulting growing share of those born in another country. Global environmental challenges: examined through the long-term continuing rise in energy consumption and the accompanying emissions of carbon dioxide. International divides of affluence and poverty: the widening divides between the richer and poorer regions of the world, as well as the world regional differences in declining child mortality. Towards a global economy: the globalisation of economies as shown through growing trade and levels of foreign investment. New global economic powers: the emerging economic powers and the changing global landscape.

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