IS THE PROMISE OF EDUCATION A GOOD SHOPPING EXPERIENCE?. GLOBAL SUPERCLASS ≐6,000. Knowledge and Power in Global Economy. BUY A BRAND NAME EDUCATION. EDUCATE FOR WORK IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. GLOBAL NETWORK TECHNIUM ICT. WORLD SCHOOL SYSTEMS GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS. [.
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IS THE PROMISE OF EDUCATION A GOOD SHOPPING EXPERIENCE?
GLOBAL SUPERCLASS ≐6,000
Knowledge and Power in Global Economy
BUY A BRAND NAME EDUCATION
EDUCATE FOR WORK IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
BILL GATES WORLD’S RICHEST
RICHEST WORLD FOUNDATION
DAVID ROTHKOPF IN SUPERCLASS: THE GLOBAL POWER ELITE AND THE WORLD THEY ARE MAKING.ROTHKOPF ESTIMATES THAT ABOUT 6,000 PEOPLE BELONG TO THE GLOBAL SUPERCLASS--ALL THE WORLD’S BILLIONAIRES, HEADS FOR MAJOR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS AND FINANCIAL COMPANIES, POLITICAL AND MILITARY LEADERS OF GLOBALLY INFLUENTIAL COUNTRIES AND MAJOR RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
6,000+ INCLUDED IN THE SUPERCLASS
MEDIAN AGE 58
ALL OF THE WORLD’S APPROXIMATELY 1,000 BILLIONAIRES
RESIDES (APPROXIMATE PERCENTAGE)
UNITED STATES 17%
UNITED STATES, CHINA, BRITAIN, INDIA, BRAZIL, RUSSIA, GERMANY, JAPAN, MEXICO, COMBINED 57%
ASIA AND PACIFIC REGION 33%
Attended Top 20 Elite Universities 30%
Postgraduate Degree 47%
Undergraduate Degree 91%
No High School Diploma 2%
GLOBAL SUPERCLASS NETWORKS
FORBES LIST OF WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL
Does a person have influence over a lot of people?
Do they have significant financial resources relative to their peers?
Are they powerful in multiple spheres?
Do they actively wield their power?
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: HOW CAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS BECOME MORE ALIGNED WITH THE SKILLS REQUIRED BY INDUSTRY?
THE PRIVATE SECTOR NEEDS TO PARTNER WITH THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT.
CREATING CLASSES OF ENTREPRENEURS WILL ULTIMATELY HELP STUDENTS GO FROM BEING EMPLOYEES TO EMPLOYERS.
SOFT SKILLS ARE REQUIRED MORE THAN HARD SKILLS FOR STUDENTS TO MAKE RELEVANT EMPLOYEES.
GREATER COMPETITION AMONG UNIVERSITIES WILL ENSURE THAT THEY PROVIDE BETTER SERVICES.
CHINESE PRESIDENT HU JINTAO URGED THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA AND THE WHOLE COUNTRY TO GIVE PRIORITY TO EDUCATION IN THEIR WORK, IN ORDER TO BUILD A MODERATELY PROSPEROUS SOCIETY, PUSH FORWARD SOCIALIST MODERNIZATION, AND ACHIEVE THE GREAT REJUVENATION OF THE CHINESE NATION.
President Obama: "America will not remain true to its highest ideals -- and America's place as a global economic leader will be put at risk . . . if we don't do a far better job than we've been doing of educating our sons and daughters”
AS THE WORLD ECONOMY BEGINS TO RECOVER FROM ONE OF THE WORST ECONOMIC CRISES IN DECADES, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) IS BOUND TO PLAY AN INCREASINGLY PROMINENT ROLE AS A KEY ENABLER OF RENEWED AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH, GIVEN THAT IT HAS BECOME AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE UNDERPINNING COMPETITIVE ECONOMIES. ICT WILL CONTINUE SPREADING ITS REVOLUTIONARY POWER TO MODERNIZE ECONOMIES AND SOCIETIES AND IMPROVE LIVING CONDITIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD
World’s largest external education financier to the developing world In previous five years, the Bank averaged about $2 billion per year in loans, credits, and grants to support education.
The ability of a society to produce, select, adapt, commercialize, and use knowledge is critical for sustained economic growth and improved living standards.Knowledge has become the most important factor in economic development.
2007 UNESCO Ministerial Round Table on Education and Economic Development OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría
PISA (Program for International Assessment Student Assessment)
PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy)
TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study)
SHADOW EDUCATION INDUSTRY CRAM SCHOOLS
HUMAN CAPITAL & ICT
SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DEMAND: PROMISE OF WORK AND HIGH INCOME
FOR PROFIT SCHOOLS
JANINE WEDEL, SHADOW ELITE: HOW THE WORLD’S NEW POWER BROKERS UNDERMINE DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT, AND THE FREE MARKET (2009)
GLOBALIZED STATE TRANSNATIONAL NETWORKS
TECHNIUM ICT & MEDIA
INTELLECTUALS-UNIVERSITIES, FOUNDATIONS GOVERNMENT PANELS, THINK TANKS
GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION-WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATIONREGIONAL ECONOMIC GROUPS
MANAGERIAL OR PERFORMANCE STATE
CATHIE BLACK: Chairman Hearst Magazines, 8 Years Building USA Today
RUPERT MURDOCH NEWS CORP
MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG BLOOMBERG L.P. FINANCIAL NEWS AND INFORMATION SERVICES MEDIA
COUNSEL TO BERTELSMANN A.G. MEDIA SERVICES WORLDWIDE
CHANCELLOR NYC SCHOOLS
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT IN CEO OFFICE: 2010
Achievement Reporting and Innovation System (ARIS) School of One initiative
NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MEDIA ELITE AND NETWORK
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES (GATS): INCLUDES EDUCATION SERVICES
SHADOW EDUCATION SYSTEM
FOR-PROFIT TEST PREPARATION AND TUTORING (CRAM SCHOOLS)
Pearson Education Vietnam Representative Office 29/9 Yen The Ward 2, Tan Binh DistrictHo Chi Minh City
FOR PROFIT SCHOOLS
Vietnam Adopts the TOEIC® Test to Set an English-Language Proficiency Standard for Vocational Students
450 members include online education providers, school improvement and management services, charter school operators, alternative education and special education services, professional development providers, after-school tutoring providers, and educational content providers.
Education Industry Investment Forum --investment in the U.S. and International for-profit education industry. We have gathered together leading private equity investors, operational strategists in education, as well as entrepreneurs and experts from foundations
Jan Sadlak, Director Of The UNESCO—European Center For Higher Education
“COMPANIES, UNIVERSITIES, RESEARCH CENTERS, AND WHOLE COUNTRIES ARE IN PURSUIT OF AND TRYING TO ATTRACT THE BEST BRAINS.”
WORLD BANK AT AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION 2010:
DEVELOPED COUNTRIES MUST WORRY ABOUT EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING NATIONS BECAUSE THEIR FUTURE WORKFORCES WILL COME FROM THERE.
FALLING BIRTH RATES: JAPAN, EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED STATES, KOREA
WHAT THE SUPERCLASS AND SHADOW ELITE WANT: