Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Education Jobs in the Future

I was reading another future-oriented article tonight, and as with other articles I've read on the subject it predicted education jobs would be plentiful in the future.

I agree, with the population growing it makes sense that we will have large numbers of children in a hoop.  It also makes sense that adult education will continue to be a growing market.

One thing that is almost always absent though is recognition that teaching is bound to be a very different job in the future.

We know how important it is to help people construct their own knowledge.  When will the tipping point be reached re:  changing HOW we teach, for instance?   By the time our system changes structure to embrace new methods, what will our teacher prep programs look like?   Will the new teachers continue to be the last ones to learn?

Seems to me that might be a good place to start if we know we want/need change.....


This post made from my HTC HERO smartphone

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