Future of Education
By Arnold Kling
I speculate on the future of education.
The first ongoing trend, one that affects the demand for education, is rapid technological change. As the pace of change continues, or even accelerates, it causes all human capital to depreciate more rapidly.
…The second ongoing trend, one that affects the supply of education, is progress in cognitive science. Researchers are beginning to obtain knowledge about how the brain functions, how people acquire various mental skills, and how to diagnose and treat more learning disabilities.
I then go on to trace out what I see are the implications of such trends.
For Discussion. My essay suggests that individualized treatment and development will replace curriculum reform as the main strategies for improving education. What examples of this phenomenon can be seen today?