In order to continue to grow and innovate, corporations and alliances of smaller businesses put pressure on learning institutions to better align with their needs. This results in a much closer tie between business and education, a tie that results in a highly vocation approach to teaching and learning.
- American oligopolies are the new monopolies
- For Chinese Students, Smoking Isn’t All Bad
- Obama Calls U.S. Community Colleges ‘Unsung Heroes’
- The religious and the rational
- The Cambridge cluster-University challenge
- Cathie Black Officially Gets Waiver To Lead NYC Schools
- iPads take place next to crayons in kindergarten
- Sweeping school reform bill targets school day, strikes, bad teachers
Education generally takes the back seat to broader economic and political challenges of the next decade. The one major change in North America and Europe is an increasingly ideological curriculum, as education becomes more a form of indoctrination than enlightenment.
- UPS air cargo blocked by Britain over security concerns
- Wis. GOP strips public workers’ bargaining rights
- Texas Conservatives Win Curriculum Change
- OECD warns West of losing global edge in education
As the world reels from a third major wave of economic disruption, the mega-cities finally start to look more like prisons than testaments to sustainability, freedom and power. Suburban communities increasingly take a stand on self-governance. Education plays an important, but subsistent role, teaching people just what they need to know to survive in this new world.
- Building Schools for the Future plans to be scrapped
- Inner-City LA Schools Suffer From Budget Cuts
- Funding Differential for Inner-City Schools a Civil Rights Issue?
- The Long Emergency, Kunstler. (not evidence, but analysis pointing toward this future)
The walls have come down, the silos have shattered. Learning is not a childhood experience, but a life-long investment. People learn from an early age the value of learning, adaptation and how to navigate change. Learning is seen as the means to every end. Most people want to learn, and they use a combination of just-in-time learning, distance learning and mentoring to gain the knowledge they need to succeed.