Sixteen Trends, Their Profound Impact on Our Future: Implications for Students, Education, Communities, Countries, and the Whole of Society

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Knowing these trends provides a sense of direction and a course for possible action for those of us who want to develop strategies to address the areas over which we have some control and which we can still influence as people who care about our students, their future and ours, and our planet . . . The trends enlighten and empower at the same time. They are a clarion call for action, tuning into our desire to prepare for an ever changing world. --Dr. Avis Glaze, O., President, Edu-quest International, Inc. and former Chief Student Achievement Officer of Ontario

I've just finished Gary Marx's latest book . . . I think this book would be of some value as you work on your school improvement plans, especially for the long term, and as you look more carefully at what we should be doing in preparing our students for a future that is going to be very much different from what we have experienced. --Gene Streagle, Executive Director, Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals

Don't let your students get 'left behind' prepare for the future now by ordering copies of Sixteen Trends. --Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE)

I've just finished Gary Marx's latest book . . . I think this book would be of some value as you work on your school improvement plans, especially for the long term, and as you look more carefully at what we should be doing in preparing our students for a future that is going to be very much different from what we have experienced. --Gene Streagle, Executive Director, Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals

Don't let your students get 'left behind' prepare for the future now by ordering copies of Sixteen Trends. --Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE)

From the Publisher

In 2000, Educational Research Service teamed with futurist Gary Marx to produce the book Ten Trends . . . Educating Children for a Profoundly Different Future. That publication has drawn significant attention to the urgency of considering the implications of trends in shaping the futures of educational systems and other institutions. Since then, demand continued to grow for the next generation of the resource valued by thousands of educators as well as leaders in business, government, and the community at large. That is why the Marx-ERS team has reunited to produce this expanded and complex new book.

Sixteen Trends . . . Their Profound Impact on Our Future is by no means the final word on trends affecting our society. It focuses on just a few of the hundreds of trends that will likely have a profound impact on our institutions and on each of our lives. As we think about the future, this book is not intended to end the conversation but rather to start it. A smaller book, An Overview of Sixteen Trends, is also available to carry basic information about trends and their implications to expanded numbers of people.

Each of the chapters in this book focuses on one major trend, first summarizing the trend and then outlining the trend’s implications for society and education. Each chapter concludes with a listing of questions and activities to stimulate further thought, discussion, and action. These questions and activities are believed to be especially useful to current and future educational leaders, system study groups, and planning teams. Each chapter also includes a listing of suggested resources for additional reading and consideration.

This book is intended to provoke the thinking of anyone in society, from individual voters to policy makers, who stands in a position to shape the future of our schools and education systems, businesses, communities, and even the whole of our society. It is meant to stimulate planning, breakthrough thinking, risk taking, and thoughtful action. Ideas for using the publication are provided in the Introduction chapter under the heading "How can I use this publication?" Additional ideas are offered in the final chapter of the book. However you use them, we hope the points made within these pages will ignite interest that challenges the status quo and encourages imagination.

John M. Forsyth

President and Director of Research Educational Research Service

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 399 pages
  • Publisher: Editorial Projects in Education (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931762481
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931762489
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #384,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gary Marx, CAE, APR, is a noted author, futurist, education and leadership counsel, social observer, public intellectual, seasoned executive, and international speaker. His latest book, Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century: Out of the Trenches and into the Future, is a go-to guide for anyone who hopes to stay in touch with the demands of a fast-changing world. It is a classic environmental scan and intelligence briefing that should be considered basic in planning for the future. In this classic book, Marx probes far-reaching trends and their implications for organizations, communities, and countries. He gives special attention to how these societal forces might impact education.

Marx is president of the Center for Public Outreach, with headquarters in Vienna, Virginia. CPO is an organization he founded in 1998, which provides counsel on future-oriented leadership, communication, education, community, and democracy. Marx has been called an "intellectual entrepreneur, who is always pursuing ideas" and a "deep generalist."

As an international speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, Marx has worked with educators, business people, and other community and government leaders in all 50 of the United States, across Canada, and on six continents. He has visited 80 countries.

As a futurist, Marx has directed a number of futures studies and has been author or co-author of numerous other books and an array of articles. Those books include Sixteen Trends...Their Profound Impact on Our Future, Future Focused Leadership...Preparing Schools, Students, and Communities for Tomorrow's Realities, and Ten Trends...Educating Children for a Profoundly Different Future. Marx has spearheaded studies such as Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Preparing Schools and School Systems for the 21st Century.

Books Gary Marx has written open a window on massive trends that impact every person and institution. For many, they are a good read...a way to get and stay in touch with a fast-changing world. His books are frequently used as texts for courses ranging from leadership and education to strategy development and futures studies. Marx's trends analysis and processes that he suggests are used in environmental scanning, planning, and in stimulating discussion about the implications of persistent or emerging forces in society for people, organizations, communities, and countries. Marx shares techniques for envisioning alternative futures, stimulating discussion and even decisions about "what we should become" in light of a 24/7/365 world in constant motion. Considering the broader landscape, he observes that some institutions and societies need to consider anything from subtle changes to complete resets.

His international assignments have taken him from the northern Andean region of Peru and desert areas of Jordan to the Pacific coast of Russia, communities across Senegal, numerous cities and towns in several parts of Argentina, and speaking platforms and conference rooms in Europe and Asia. Marx frequently works with students who are developing civic education projects to improve life in their communities and countries. He is an on-the-ground communicator who attempts to understand people and issues and offer counsel, in many settings and at all levels.

Prior to starting his own firm, Marx spent nearly 20 years as a senior executive for the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). He was a television and radio "on-air" broadcaster and station owner before moving into education, serving as a school administrator for the then 10,000-student Westside Community Schools in Omaha, Nebraska, and the then 82,000-student Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado. That is in metropolitan Denver. Marx returned to Jefferson County to advise on strategy in the wake of the 1999 tragedy at Columbine High School.

Marx has been a frequent source for local, national, and international news media on issues affecting education and society. He has appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio talk shows. For nearly two decades, he served as a member of the National Teacher of the Year Selection Committee, and is a founder of the National Superintendent of the Year program. He is 2014 president of the honorary Horace Mann League. Marx is a professional member of the World Future Society. He served on national advisory boards to commemorate the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution and restoration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

In his native South Dakota, he has been a member of the Boards of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society and the Harvey Dunn Society. Marx also worked with members of the community to create the Manchester Monument, in commemoration of his home town, which was destroyed by a 2003 tornado.

Marx was presented the coveted President's Award by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) in 1999 and the Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) in 2000. He is accredited by NSPRA, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Haugh VINE VOICE on April 22, 2008
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The world is changing rapidly, in ways undreamed of even a few decades ago. Predicting these trends and analyzing their importance has become something of a cottage industry during these times. At the turn of the millennium, "futurist" Gary Marx worked with Educational Research Service to produce Ten Trends...Educating Children for a Profoundly Different Future. Now, he's back with Sixteen Trends.

Certainly, there's no field more in need than waking up to our rapidly changing world than that of education. And Marx does do a good job in putting his finger on some important trends related to the globalization of our world. His compilation of data and his ability to ask questions that need answering can be very useful in thinking about the kinds of things for which schools need to be preparing.

On the other hand, this book suffers from a magnitude of size and density of prose that will keep it out of the hands of many who should be reading it. If Marx really wants to have an impact on educators--administrators and teachers who are in the trenches and not doing research--he should put together a more user-friendly summary. Then he might have a chance at the impact he needs to have.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Born skeptic on February 5, 2009
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It is interesting that the first critique of this book was that it was too long and complicated and needed a cliff notes version for a mass audience. Mr. Marx has now done just that, with a booklet version which was purchased by my local PTA for every family in our district. And last night Mr. Marx spoke at our school, after having spent three hours talking to the faculty and brainstorming with them.

What have I learned? I guess I have learned, first of all, that many people are not paying attention to the news, otherwise Marx's overview of demographics, technology and global economics would not be capable of seeming so "revolutionary." If you have been living under a rock for 20 years, you need this book.

I have no idea, really, after having spent hours reading this pamphlet and attending two seminars about it, what it means for education. Nor do the parents I sat with last night. During a Q and A session, all of us asked for specific instances of what needs to be changed in our schools if they are to be sufficiently forward-looking. All of us got vague gobbledygook (I think that's the technical term--what it is in futurespeak I can't say).

At its core, this book says: the world is changing rapidly, our schools are not. Yes, we know that. What are we to do about it? Answer: whatever our school officials and superintendents say we should, in the name of the future. More computers. More teacher training. More individualization.

If anything, this program does not go far enough. There is no real there there. When asked if it was time to radically rethink our agrarian school day/year model, he punted. There was a lot of talk of needing dialogue with the community. Uh oh, sounds expensive.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Myers on September 11, 2007
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Very good book if you are studying the future of education. The book is for all educators interested in looking ahead and finding the socio-political impact of education in the future. These trends are studied using a Delphi method.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian MacCormack on April 4, 2011
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It is a great book...some of the trends are getting outdated being that technology is evolving so quickly...however it still has great implications.
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This book is a must have for any student in almost any discipline, as it relates to our changing world. I bought this for grad school b/c it was required, but it was so engaging, I read it from cover to cover. Great reference material here, and well written b/c it's easy to understand.
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