Realizing human potential in the fourth industrial revolution: an agenda for leaders to shape the future of education, gender and work

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World Economic Forum

Abstract:

Three major trends are affecting how human capital is developed and deployed around the world: (1) globalization and technology are accelerating job creation and destruction; (2) education and training systems, having remained largely static for decades, are not keeping pace with these shifts; and (3) outdated cultural norms and institutional inertia create roadblocks for half of the world's talent. These factors together exacerbate income inequality and fuel political and social turmoil. This White Paper lays out a common agenda for action on transforming education ecosystems, advancing...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Globalisation; Skills and knowledge; Technology; Economics; Governance; Participation; Teaching and learning; Lifelong learning; Sustainability; Quality; Outcomes; Research; Gender

Keywords: Skill development; Human capital; Education and training system; Education and training reform; Barrier; Adult learning; Benchmarking; Recommendations

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: World Economic Forum, 2017

Physical description: 35 p.

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https://www.weforum.org/whitepapers/realizing-human-potential-in-the-fourth-industrial-revolution

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Further information on the 'Shaping the future of education, gender and work' initiative can be found on the publisher's website at: https://www.weforum.org/system-initiatives/education-gender-and-work

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.406

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