Tackling Tomorrow Today

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America: Moving Ahead features seventeen original essays that address major domestic and foreign challenges to the United States' near future. The volume focuses on cutting-edge issues in the world of work, schooling, and near future responses to crime, income redistribution, and diversity. Globalization and foreign affairs prospects are explored, along with the likelihood of war, reform options in the Middle East, Iraq's dilemma, and methods for promoting a tomorrow with no ...
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Overview

America: Moving Ahead features seventeen original essays that address major domestic and foreign challenges to the United States' near future. The volume focuses on cutting-edge issues in the world of work, schooling, and near future responses to crime, income redistribution, and diversity. Globalization and foreign affairs prospects are explored, along with the likelihood of war, reform options in the Middle East, Iraq's dilemma, and methods for promoting a tomorrow with no war.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791084014
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Series: Tackling Tomorrow Today Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Age range: 9 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 13
Part 1 Jobs, Careers, and Workplaces-Tomorrow 17
Essay 1 Future Job Trends: Puzzles, Pitfalls, and Prizes 19
Essay 2 The Future of Making a Living 31
Essay 3 Innovating the Future 40
Essay 4 Care To Be a Doctor Tomorrow? 46
Essay 5 Is There a Union in Your Future? 56
Part 2 Challenged at Home 67
Essay 6 Schooling in 2010: Helping Young Learners Soar! 68
Essay 7 Alternative Futures of Crime and Prisons 76
Essay 8 January 2051: A Letter to My Best Bud in Bangladesh 86
Essay 9 Floating Cities: Where Do You Want to Live Tomorrow? 97
Part 3 Challenged Abroad 108
Essay 10 Globalization and You 110
Essay 11 Shaping Tomorrow's Foreign Policy 119
Part 4 War and Peace Prospects-Tomorrow 125
Essay 12 Future Tense: War and Peace 2015 127
Essay 13 Future Options for the Middle East: The Art of Practical Peacemaking 135
Essay 14 Forecasting Iraq's Future: Democracy a la Islam or Is It Deja Vu All Over Again? 145
Essay 15 Alternative Futures of War: Imagining the Impossible 155
Essay 16 Peacemaking: From Talk to Action 166
Epilogue: On Using Futuristics 175
Essay 17 Creating Your Own Future: You Are Only Thirty Seconds Away 178
Appendix
Student Feedback 184
Abstracts from Future Survey 196
Annotated Bibliography (D-I) 211
Notes on Contributors 224
Index 229
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