Did you ever wonder whether education has a role to play in preparing our societies
for an age of artificial intelligence? Or what the impact of climate change might
be on our schools, families and communities?Trends Shaping Education examines major
economic, political, social and technological trends affecting education. While the
trends are robust, the questions raised in this book are suggestive, and aim to inform
strategic thinking and stimulate reflection on the challenges facing education – and
on how and whether education can influence these trends.This book covers a rich array
of topics related to globalisation, democracy, security, ageing and modern cultures.
The content for this 2019 edition has been updated and also expanded with a wide range
of new indicators. Along with the trends and their relationship to education, the
book includes a new section on future’s thinking inspired by foresight methodologies.This
book is designed to give policy makers, researchers, educational leaders, administrators
and teachers a robust, non specialist source of international comparative trends shaping
education, whether in schools, universities or in programmes for older adults. It
will also be of interest to students and the wider public, including parents.