Over the next twenty years, within an increasingly global economy, better technology, less public funding for schools, and more diversity, education in the United States will change dramatically. Below are five areas in education that will be altered in the next two decades.
Better Online Education
Because of students’ increasing ability with computers, and because of the growing ubiquity of the Internet, online education is transitioning from outside-the-box to the norm.
The Rise of Homeschooling
While homeschooling has been around for centuries, by the twentieth century it was a fringe, seldom-used movement, and was shunned. That’s changing in the twenty-first century for three reasons.
Teaching Computer Literacy
While there have been computer courses in school for approximately two decades, the courses often focused on very discrete tasks. Such limited computer education is no longer viable – students today need to know how to use a variety of programs and apps.
Using Computer Literacy
Going hand-in-hand with the above, students will likely be expected to use computers in every class – not just computer class. The most stable jobs require employees to use computers for hours a day – so look for computer education integrated into daily school life.
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