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Trends Shaping Education 2013

  • ID: 2391969
  • January 2013
  • 106 Pages
  • OECD Publishing

What does it mean for education that our societies are increasingly diverse? How is global economic power shifting towards new countries? In what ways are the skills required in the world of work changing?

Trends Shaping Education 2013 brings together international evidence to give policy makers, researchers, educational leaders, administrators and teachers a robust, non-specialist source to inform strategic thinking and stimulate reflection on the challenges facing education, whether in schools, universities or programmes for older adults. It will also be of interest to students and the wider public, including parents.

The trends presented are based on high-quality international data, primarily from the OECD, the World Bank and the United Nations. The charts contain dynamic links so that readers can access the original data. Trends Shaping Education 2013 is organised around five broad themes, each with its own "Find out more" section:

- A global world
- Living well
- Labour and skill dynamics
- Modern families
- Infinite connection

What does it mean for education that our societies are increasingly diverse? How is global economic power shifting towards new countries? In what ways are working patterns changing? Trends Shaping Education 2013 brings together international evidence to address questions like these.

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1. A global world
Migration and mobility
Pushing the boundaries
Undeniably global
A changing balance
Is our natural world at risk?
Think green
International divides of affluence and poverty
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2. Living well
Urban life and the rise of the megacity
Well-being in an urban landscape
Towards safer communities
War and peace
Body and society: the weight of nations
Investing in health
The ballot box
Notes
Find out more

3. Labour and skill dynamics
Women in the workplace
The best of both worlds
Skill supply and demand
Knowledge economies
New ideas: patents and people
Flexible work?
Mind the gap
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4. Modern families
Ageing societies
Love then marriage?
Smaller families
Balancing the budget
Infant and adolescent health
Great expectations
A late journey to parenthood
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5. Infinite connection
Universal access?
Exponential use of the internet
The world in your pocket
A digital society
Local diversity
Transforming our Internet
New connections, emerging risks
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FIGURES

Figure 1.1 Increasing migration towards the developed world
Figure 1.2 More diverse communities with increasing numbers of international migrants
Figure 1.3 Moving around more: Increasing air transport of people and freight
Figure 1.4 Increasing passenger and freight transport by road and rail
Figure 1.5 Growing importance of international trade
Figure 1.6 Increasing integration of trade and financial markets
Figure 1.7 China and India catching up
Figure 1.8 Traditional economic powers are still strong
Figure 1.9 Biodiversity decreasing through ongoing deforestation world wide
Figure 1.10 Natural disasters becoming more commonplace
Figure 1.11 Greater efforts to conserve and protect natural resources
Figure 1.12 Investing in renewable energies
Figure 1.13 The widening gap between richer and poorer regions
Figure 1.14 Life expectancy on the rise but regional differences remain
Figure 2.1 More people living in cities
Figure 2.2 Redefining the megacity
Figure 2.3 Home alone: The rise in single-person households
Figure 2.4 Air quality improving in residential areas
Figure 2.5 More and more people in prison
Figure 2.6 Safer roads, but are they safe enough?
Figure 2.7 Military expenditure
Figure 2.8 Fewer people involved in the armed forces
Figure 2.9 Fit or fat?
Figure 2.10 Caloric intake is rising as weight rises
Figure 2.11 Rising health expenditure
Figure 2.12 People living longer, fewer premature deaths
Figure 2.13 Fewer people engaged in their democracies
Figure 2.14 Rates of voter registration down in some places, up elsewhere
Figure 3.1 More women at work
Figure 3.2 Wage inequalities persist, but improvements in some countries
Figure 3.3 A trade-off between family and career
Figure 3.4 More women working and also having a family
Figure 3.5 Skills mismatch varies across countries
Figure 3.6 Unused skills may be more likely to atrophy
Figure 3.7 More investment in research and development
Figure 3.8 Becoming more knowledge intensive?
Figure 3.9 Productive research and development
Figure 3.10 Increasing numbers of people working in research and development
Figure 3.11 Full-time work decreasing while part-time work rises
Figure 3.12 Number of salaried workers on the rise while self-employment decreases
Figure 3.13 Growing income inequality in many countries
Figure 3.14 Increasing social expenditure
Figure 4.1 Median age going up into the next century
Figure 4.2 Old age dependency ratio climbing to a plateau
Figure 4.3 Fewer married people
Figure 4.4 Increasing numbers of unmarried parents
Figure 4.5 Birth rates well down from the 1960s, but rising since 2000
Figure 4.6 Households getting smaller
Figure 4.7 Households with children are better off
Figure 4.8 Rising family expenditure
Figure 4.9 Fewer teenage pregnancies
Figure 4.10 Increasing prevalence of low-birth-weight babies
Figure 4.11 Child poverty still tending to rise
Figure 4.12 More students expect to attain more education than their parents
Figure 4.13 Starting parenthood later
Figure 4.14 Early childhood enrolments generally rising
Figure 5.1 More computers in schools
Figure 5.2 Computing becoming a more common part of the work environment
Figure 5.3 Internet expanding world wide
Figure 5.4 Global Internet activity rising exponentially
Figure 5.5 Mobile devices expanding, while use of fixed lines dwindles
Figure 5.6 Expanding use of mobile broadband
Figure 5.7 Increasing engagement with online communities
Figure 5.8 Internet now a key medium for advertising
Figure 5.9 English becoming less dominant online as major sites increase multi-lingual content
Figure 5.10 Individuals engaging online in many different languages
Figure 5.11 There’s an App for that!
Figure 5.12 Virtual world increasingly up in the clouds
Figure 5.13 Cyber bullying: An emerging and troubling challenge
Figure 5.14 Internet fraud on the rise

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