The latest issue of Phi Delta Kappan is all about the challenges educators face in a changing world. Only the wrapup piece is free online, but it’s worth the read.
The implications of these changes are not completely clear, but it is clear that the changes will be profound. Information, people, and ideas now traverse the globe with unprecedented speed and frequency. Perhaps even more important, such internationalization affects every field of endeavor. Yet somewhat ironically, our educational discourse is largely stuck in a time warp, framed by issues and standards set decades before the widespread use of the personal computer, the Internet, and free trade agreements. But we can no more afford to isolate ourselves educationally than we can economically or in terms of national security.
Another peg in the “Web Changes Everything” argument, perhaps? “Time warp” definitely feels right.