This report brings together international evidence to provide non-specialists a source to inform strategic thinking and stimulate reflection on the challenges facing education, whether in schools, universities or programmes for older adults. The document groups trends around 5 main subjects: globalisation, well-being and lifestyle, skills and the labour market, modern families, and new technologies. In each section, a series of questions are posed that link the subject to education. The focus is primarily on OECD countries and emerging economies, but – where data are available – also include e.g. Indonesia and South Africa.
March 25, 2013