Download article (.pdf) | By Ylva Johansson | Published in Networks of Innovation, OECD/CERI, 2003
Johansson, the former Swedish Minister of Education, as Chair of the Rotterdam Schooling for Tomorrow conference produced these conclusions. She argues that schools “represent a very important investment for our countries in making the further transformation from industrial to the knowledge-based societies of today and tomorrow, but for this they must be revitalised and dynamic”. Her conclusions, which “cover both general directions for policy and support for local-level innovation,” are presented as the following orientations for future policies:
She concludes with a look at educational innovation. She says that experimentation in education is necessary; evaluation of the experiments and dissimination of the results amongst networks can reveal new solutions to the challenges schools face.