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Title: Sixteen Trends: Their Profound Impact on Our Future


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Sixteen Trends Their Profound Impact on Our
Future
Prepared by James Hardy Massachusetts
Association of School Committees
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Sixteen Trends
  • Their Profound Impact on Our Future
  • Written by Gary Marx
  • Published by the Educational Research Service

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Think Outside the Box
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Think Outside the Box
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Think Outside the Box
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1. First Time Old Will Outnumber Young
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1. First Time Old Will Outnumber Young
  • Seniors have time and energy to get involved and
    vote
  • Greatest transference of wealth as Boomers will
    savings to young/charities
  • Organizations will adjust work schedules to keep
    older workers on the job

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Implications for Education
  • Balancing the political demands of the young and
    the old
  • Recruiting and retaining older citizens for
    service as educators
  • Promoting cross-generational communication
  • Communicating with people who dont have kids in
    schools
  • Maintaining the solvency of pension funds

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2. U.S. Becoming Nation of Minorities
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2. U.S. Becoming Nation of Minorities
  • By 2050 Non-Hispanic white majority will reduce
    from 71 to 53
  • White birth rates reduce from 64 to 46
  • 90 of teachers are white

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Implications for Education
  • Improving achievement for all students
  • Provide inclusive, multicultural education
  • Catching up with the students
  • Developing language and other communication
    skills
  • Developing and international focus

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3. Social Intellectual Capital Most Important
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3. Social Intellectual Capital Most Important
  • Schools prepare students for global
    knowledge/information age
  • People require constant retraining
  • Turn information into wisdom

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Implications for Education
  • Preparing students for the future, not the past
  • Creating a new knowledge/information-based model
    for schools
  • Getting students ready for the new economy
  • Serving as a prime source of intellectual
    leadership for the community

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4. Technology Increase Pace of Advancement
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4. Technology Increase Pace of Advancement
  • We are connected to our home, our office, and the
    world by cell phones, headsets, pagers, GPS, and
    PDAs
  • People access world knowledge
  • Routine functions happen from anywhere
  • Macro gtMicro gtNanogtSubatomic

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Implications for Education
  • Capitalizing on the benefits of distance
    education
  • Meeting the demand for higher-level teaching
    skills
  • Opening the classroom to the world
  • Investing in science education
  • Teaching the ethical dimensions of technology

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5. Millennial Generation Insist on Solutions to
Old Problems
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5. Millennial Generation Insist on Solutions to
Old Problems
  • GIs, Silents, Boomers, Xers gt Millennials,
    Generation E
  • Millennials (1982-2003) have been in our schools
    since 1987
  • Millennials expect action and problems solved
  • In 2004, the emergence of Generation E (K 2009)

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Implications for Education
  • Helping students, educators, and communities
    understand divergent views
  • Teaching students how to make change peacefully
    and democratically
  • Developing student teamwork and management skills
  • Listening to students giving them a voice
  • Building media literacy skills

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6. Education Will Become More Personalized
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6. Education Will Become More Personalized
  • Standards lead to high-stakes accountability
  • Intense competition for community resources
  • Focus education on individuals not groups

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Implications for Education
  • Personalizing as a key to reaching standards
  • Ensuring standards do not limit the curriculum or
    push students out of school
  • Developing mutual expectations
  • Developing the individual talents and abilities
    of all students

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A New Way of Thinking
7. Knowledge Creation and Breakthrough Thinking
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7. Knowledge Creation and Breakthrough Thinking
  • Intellectual and social capital will increase
  • Time of re-invention
  • Identify alternatives rather than arbitrary
    solutions
  • Increase knowledge creation and breakthrough
    thinking

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Implications for Education
  • Helping students learn across disciplines
  • Applying what we know from cognitive research
  • Making thinking and reasoning basic to education
  • Helping students turn data and information into
    usable knowledge and knowledge into wisdom
  • Emphasizing the arts as a way to create, express,
    and think across diciplines

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8. Continuous Improvement Collaboration
Replace Quick Fixes
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8. Continuous Improvement Collaboration
Replace Quick Fixes
  • Improve processes to increase productivity
  • Provide high-quality products and services for
    other nations
  • Millennials Gen Xers require voice in
    organization decision making

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Implications for Education
  • Putting the status quo to rest
  • Developing and adopting a continuous improvement
    process
  • Using continuous improvement as a springboard for
    constant renewal
  • Bringing community and staff on board
  • Maintaining flexibility to deal with a
    fast-changing world

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9. Scientific Discoveries Will Force Difficult
Ethical Choices
Who Defines Our Limits?
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9. Scientific Discoveries Will Force Difficult
Ethical Choices
  • Scientific discoveries must meet ethical
    dimensions
  • Code of ethics and conduct important
  • Competition for world resources will separate
    haves from have nots

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Implications for Education
  • Modeling ethical leadership
  • Including an ethics component in every course
  • Offering professional development to build
    capacity to teach about ethics
  • Making the school system an ethical resource for
    the community

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10. Common opportunities and threats will
intensify a worldwide demand for planetary
security.
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10. Personal Security/Self-Interest
Planetary Security
  • Students who are in our schools and colleges
    today will be expected to develop the ideas,
    techniques, and technologies to sustain our
    planet
  • The population of our planet is expected to grow
    50 between 2000 and 2005

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Implications for Education
  • Balancing economic development and environmental
    sustainability
  • Considering the impact of globalization
  • Offering futures courses
  • Stimulating creativity
  • Building media literacy skills
  • Developing a sense of possibility

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  • 11. Polarization and narrowness will bend toward
    reasoned discussion, evidence, and consideration
    of varying points of view

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11. Narrowness Open-Mindedness
  • We have growing numbers of people whose
    righteousness has hardened their attitudes and
    limited their view
  • For some, everything is straightforward black or
    white
  • People declare themselves liberal or conservative

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Implications for Education
  • Prepare people to engage in reasoned discussion
  • Offer courses that encourage thinking and
    reasoning and communication skills
  • Students and other citizens will need to master
    the art of making change peacefully and
    democratically

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12. International learning, including diplomatic
skills, will become basic.
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12. Isolationist Independence Interdependence
  • National reputations ---They depend on each of us
    and all of us
  • The behaviors of governmental and
    non-governmental organizations, businesses, and
    individuals help shape our national reputations
  • Policies and actions speak more loudly than words

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Implications for Education
  • International education will become basic
  • Society should be prepared to communicate and do
    business across international boundaries.
  • Demand will grow for continuing education
    programs that focus on international issues and
    opportunities

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13. People will seek personal meaning in an
always on, fast-paced society
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13. Personal Accomplishment Personal
Meaning
  • Need people are feeling to step back from the
    frenzy and seek spiritual renewal
  • Is time money?
  • In addition to looking outward, even more people
    will be looking inward to personal relationships

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Implications for Education
  • Considering how business, government, education,
    and other institutions can contribute to
    work-life balance
  • Attracting more young people and seasoned workers
    into public service careers, including education
  • Paying more attention to emotional health

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14. Understanding will grow that Sustained
Poverty is expensive, debilitating, and
unsettling.
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14. Sustained Poverty Opportunity
and Hope
  • The distinction between the haves and the
    have-nots is broadening and becoming even clearer
  • From generation to generation it increases
    exponentially
  • Fewer resources at home, negative stereotyping,
    placement in lower tracks or ability groups,
    retention and an anti-school attitude

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Implications for Education
  • Offering education programs that prepare people
    to avoid or overcome poverty
  • Understanding the history and consequences of
    sustained poverty

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15. Prepare people for jobs and careers that may
not currently exist
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15. Career Preparation Career Adaptability
  • Jobs that are commonplace today will become
    museum pieces right next to typewriter repair
    people
  • Some of the new occupations include Cybrarians,
    Web Gardners, Robotic Engineers, Automotive Fuel
    Cell Battery Technician and Hybrid Technicians,
    and Programming Artists

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Implications for Education and Society
  • Schools and colleges will become centers for
    continuing education, training, and retraining
  • Fresh approaches will be needed to teach career
    and entrepreneurial skills
  • Educational systems will need to understand
    changes in industries and careers, and be able
    and willing to adapt

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16. Competition will increase to attract/keep
qualified educators
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16. Demand gt Higher Demand
  • U.S. is faced with attracting around two
    million-plus teachers during the first decade of
    the 21st century
  • 35 million more teachers are needed throughout
    the world
  • Institutions work with schools
  • Attract talented educators to schools

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Implications for Education
  • Providing the community with its number-one
    attraction
  • Ensuring a qualified workforce
  • Setting up programs for recruiting and retaining
    outstanding educators
  • Assigning excellent teachers to schools where
    needs are greatest
  • Improving preparation and professional
    development programs

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Questions?
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  • Thats All Folks!
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