Bridging the Education Workforce Divide: Strategies to Meet Ever Changing Needs and Mitigate Future Inequalities

To build the workforce of the future and diminish future inequalities within and among countries, educational systems must close the Education-Workforce Divide. In other words, they must integrate unforeseeable social and work demands into schools’ practices and resources to ensure that students, especially those from impoverished backgrounds, develop the skills to participate in their local and national economies and democracies. In this context, equal emphasis must be allocated to competency based curriculum reforms, teacher professional development and evaluation mechanisms in order for G20 countries to timely and equitably bridge the Divide and meet the needs and aspirations of the children of the future.

Task Force:  The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age