This book provides an overview of key economic, social, demographic and technological trends and raises pertinent questions about their potential impact on education. It makes use of a variety of robust international data resources (including OECD, World Bank and United Nations).The first edition was published in 2008, the second in 2010.
The material is organised in five main chapters
- Well-being and lifestyle
- Skills and labour market
- Modern families
- New technologies
In each chapter a number of trends are illustrated by figures. The criterion for selection of the trends have been the relevance for education and the availability of internationally comparable evidence.
The tool is relevant for everyone in education: policy makers, officials, advisors, researchers, leaders of educational institutions and other stakeholders, teacher educators, teachers.