The future direction of schooling

Christine HALSE, Kerry John KENNEDY, John J. COGAN

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This chapter provides a cross-societal discussion of the findings of the Schooling for the future study, the case studies. It examines why senior educators and policy leaders in each of the six case study societies believe that bureaucratic school systems are the most likely scenario for future even though these are not the most desired. It examines some of the key factors that account for senior educators and policy leaders’ views, and the changes they argue are needed to achieve the desired scenario for the future. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the contribution and the implications of the study for the usefulness of the OECD scenarios as policy tools. Copyright © 2004 Elsevier.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-594
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2004


Halse, C., Kennedy, K., & Cogan, J. J. (2004). The future direction of schooling. International Journal of Educational Research, 41(7-8), 584-594.


  • Schooling for the future
  • Policy
  • OECD
  • Educational change


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