The Economist | Technology and education: Lifelong learning

The Economist explores how our approach to learning is changing and in need of a major overhaul if we are to avoid further growth in income and wealth inequality. Over the past 15 0 years governments across the world have helped to increase access to education. However, the traditional model of early years schooling followed by at-work training top-ups is no longer fit for purpose in the digital era. With technology continuing to disrupt job markets, more years spent at work, and the end of lifelong careers, the model needs to change. Governments will need to work with firms and education institutions to ensure that citizens embrace lifelong learning to ensure they remain flexible and productive.


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