10 schools for the 21st century

Date published: 
2011-11
The world is changing quickly and education must change with it. Here we showcase a collection of schools that are rising to the challenge.

You may be wondering why schools in the 21st century should be any different from schools in the 20th. Are our schools unsuccessful? Both collectively and individually we are heading for an uncertain future. The world is changing at a rapid rate. Technology has made things possible that people couldn’t have dreamed of 100, 50 or even 25 years ago. It has transformed our relationship to information and to each other. Today we can find out something instantly that it used to take weeks, months or even years to find out. People thousands of miles away from each other can connect as if they were in the same room.

This world offers a great deal of opportunity but it also presents challenges. The schools we present here are rising to that challenge.