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What does it mean for education that our societies are aging? Or that the Internet is playing an ever larger role in our lives? Does it matter for schools that populations are increasingly overweight?


This volume presents 26 major trends in the context of education, grouped in nine broad themes. For each trend, there is a two-page spread, containing a short introduction, two figures with accompanying text, followed by three key questions about the impact of the trend on the future of education.


The themes covered are:

Ageing OECD societies


Global challenges


Toward a new economic landscape


The changing world of work and jobs


The learning society


ICT: the next generation


Citizenship and the state


Social connections and values


Sustainable affluence?


A dynamic link (StatLink) is provided for each figure, that directs the user to a web page where the corresponding data are available in Excel®.

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