1st Edition

Education Strategy in a Changing Society Personalised, Smarter, Lifelong Learning in the 21st Century

By Martin Slattery Copyright 2024

    Placing the UK in a global context, this book engages with the emerging international debate on the future of education in the 21st century. It examines the post-pandemic paradigm shift in educational practice in countries around the world and presents international case studies of emerging future practice.

    However, while it embraces the global context and the mega-forces therein, it is specifically focused on the challenges for education in England today and the potential strategies for moving forward to the all-inclusive, personalised, smarter and lifelong learning needed for tomorrow. In doing so, it explores how the new curriculum models, new approaches to pedagogy and new educational technology, such as AI and even robotics, might help to transform education in England, help “level-up” learning and help younger generations cope not only with the future as we know it but also the future that we don’t.

    This book will appeal to policymakers, students and scholars interested in the sociology of education, education policy, international education, international development and future studies, as well as those with a general interest in Education in the future.


    1 The Crisis in Education Today

    2 The Global Context and Challenges for Education Today

    3 The Forces for Change in Education Today

    4 A Framework and Strategy for Educational Change


    Martin Slattery is a retired Sixth-Form College Principal and Senior Education Officer who has previously written a number of introductory and specialist texts in Sociology including The ABC of Sociology (1985), Urban Sociology (1985), Official Statistics (1986) and Key Ideas in Sociology (2003). Since retiring, he has focused on the emerging topic of Ageing and Longevity in the 21st century with the publication of The Ageing of Great Britain in 2019 and The New Sociology of Ageing in 2022.