The Future of Executive Development

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The Future of Education
October 2009
Education Project - Bahrain
Education in India
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19 % of the total primary schools are single teacher schools in India
catering to nearly 12% of the total enrolment in primary classes
Average Pupil Teacher Ratio for All India is 1:42
Teacher absence rate ranges from 15% in Maharashtra to 42% in
Jharkhand
Only 47 out of 100 children enrolled in class I reach class VIII
ie dropout rate of 52.79 %
42 million children in the age-group 6-14 years, do not attend school
• country do not have facilities of
 16.64 per cent villages of the
primary schooling
 inadequate school infrastructure
 non-availability of teachers in remote rural, hilly and tribal areas
 high teacher absenteeism
 large scale teacher vacancies
 inadequate allocation of resources on education
Education in India
Bridgeway Group Schools
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1’st school started in 1994 in India
Today 6 schools (2 in India and 4 in Saudi Arabia) with over
7000 students
1 school in India with over 1000 students exclusively for
students without means for quality education
Plan to have 25000 students over next 5 years
For two paying students, one student to be educated free
Rip Van Winkle
Current Environment
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Globalization is here to stay
Neo medievalism and Post Colonial Entropy
Political uncertainty
Redrawing & Overhaul of existing Paradigms & beliefs
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Factory model of schooling
Top Down Pedagogy
Tyranny of Discipline
Information Anxiety
Linear, book based
Green not just desirable but non negotiable Global
Community/Society imperative
Virtualisation, Dispersion, Disruption – Technological, Societal
The leader of the past was someone who knew how to tell.
The leader of the future will be someone who knows how to ask.
Peter Drucker
Tommorrow’s Citizen…
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Contributor to society not just family
Able to manage in complex environments with global scope
and scale while still appreciative of local culture
Geopolitical savvy
Compete intensely but fairly
Embrace technological change, be the change agent
Evangelist, standard setter, leader by example of highest
standards of global citizenship
Future Challenges
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Obama
Mark Hurd
Tiger Woods
Gandhi
Mohammed Yunus
The Future
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Non Linear mode of instant messaging, hypersurfing through
google hits etc
Memorizer of facts and principles to that of a researcher,
problem-solver, and strategist
“keep your eyes on your own paper“
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” value of independent
scholarship will be augmented with learning communities and
cooperative workgroups
Big-concept thinking, systemic analysis, and model building will
replace less useful memorization of disconnected facts
e-learning will morph from today’s textbook-imitative exercises
to sophisticated algorithm based models of concept presentation,
simulation, correction, and review
Global database to Global “learningbase,”indexed with
generations of recursive commentary, a kind of “Global Talmud”
Principles of Web 1.0 Reading, Receiving, Researching
Principles of Web 2.0 Contributing, Collaborating, Creating
Future of Education
 Bright but Complex, Challenging, Failure Prone
 Cognitive Psychology, Ethics, Geopolitics, Behavioral
Economics, Environmental Sciences
 Disruption, Creative Destruction, Dispersion
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