Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century

Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century

by Gary Marx


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Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century by Gary Marx

The work that we do, day to day, in our personal "trenches" defines our individual lives and shapes our future. But, what happens if we never look up, if we fail to understand the larger world and appreciate out place in it? We become too entrenched and trapped in yesterday's ways of thinking, and we get stuck in a mindset that isn't ready for the challenges of today, much less those we will face - individually and as a society - tomorrow Whether we look at rapidly shifting demographics, constantly emerging technologies, environmental challenges, the way we learn or the way we lead, the world is changing faster and more dramatically now than at any time in human history. None of us can afford to be left behind, Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century gets to the root of the most important trends reshaping society today and offers a deeper understanding of these dynamics to prepare tomorrow's leaders for what comes next: Education and Learning in the 21st Century, Energy and Environmental Challenges, Demographic Shifts, Technology Trends, Public and Personal Leadership, Economic Pressures, Work-Life Balance, International Realities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939864048
Publisher: Education Week Press
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 554
Sales rank: 346,494
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction 1

Demographic Sphere

Chapter 1 Generations 21

Chapter 2 Diversity 49

Chapter 3 Aging 77

Technology Sphere

Chapter 4 Technology 99

Chapter 5 Identity and Privacy 129

Economic Sphere

Chapter 6 The Economy 147

Chapter 7 Jobs and Careers 169

Energy and Environment Sphere

Chapter 8 Energy 195

Chapter 9 Environmental and Planetary Security 215

Chapter 10 Sustainability 239

International/Global Sphere

Chapter 11 International/Global 253

Education and Learning Sphere

Chapter 12 Personalization 283

Chapter 13 Ingenuity 305

Chapter 14 Depth, Breadth, and Purposes of Education 327

Public and Personal Leadership Sphere

Chapter 15 Polarization 349

Chapter 16 Authority 367

Chapter 17 Ethics 381

Chapter 18 Continuous Improvement 403

Well-Being Sphere

Chapter 19 Poverty 415

Chapter 20 Scarcity vs. Abundance 433

Chapter 21 Personal Meaning and Work-Life Balance 445

Conclusion: Dealing with the Trends 461

Appendix: Conclusion-Plus 475

References/Endnotes 481

List of Figures 532

Acknowledgments 533

Futures Council 21 535

Index 537

About the Author 555

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