About the book
Our rapidly shrinking, interconnected world is experiencing an unprecedented change in the face of digital innovation and emerging globalization. As the world’s population spirals beyond 7.7 billion, international economies are becoming more integrated and mutually dependent upon one other. These interconnected economies are subject to political, social, and cultural expectations unimagined in past decades. Employee skill sets that were in high demand only a few decades ago are now considered obsolete and unnecessary. New occupations are evolving in the face of digital advancement only to be quickly replaced by other emerging occupations more suitable to satisfying transitioning expectations. The changes are endless. Educational systems can no longer educate for today’s jobs. They must educate for tomorrow’s jobs. They must empower the future of their national economies while remaining mindful of the needs of tomorrow’s global economy. They stand at the intersection of globalization and technology. The only thing certain is change.
This book is intended to examine the educational issues encountered in such an environment. The book aims to afford a fresh examination of theory, research, and practice into this field of study and to provide the reader with an insight into the challenges, successes, and opportunities encountered by today’s educational institutions.