As Americans, we have this vague sense that the world is changing around us and that we need to prepare our future generation, today’s students, for the business and industries that will meet them once they graduate.
Can these changes be quantified? How prepared are our students for this New World Economy?
The latest Rosetta Stone Infographic is entitled “Preparing Students for the Global Age” and answers those questions and much more about the world waiting for our students, what skills they currently lack compared to their international competition, and how they need to be prepared.
For example, 20% of American jobs are currently related to international trade, a number that is sure to increase as technology improves and international business becomes less about travel and more about communication skills.
It might not surprise you to find out that the U.S. falls behind in communications skills, particularly in foreign languages. What may surprise you is just how far behind we already are—a question answered by the infographic.
It might also surprise you that money is not the solution. The U.S. already spends more on each K-12 student than any other country in the world, seeking to feed them through the largest and best colleges and universities on the planet.
What are the solutions?
This in-depth infographic focuses on 3 areas in which the U.S. can improve our students’ standing in the world and how to achieve that goal, including:
- Preparing students for the global workforce
- Preparing educators to teach a cross-cultural curriculum
- Ensuring all students graduate with language skills
This infographic is a must-see for all educators, policymakers, and educational thought leaders wrestling with their students’ lack of preparedness to compete on the global stage. It will arm you with the facts you require to address your school’s or district’s needs and the actionable steps needed to make that happen.
The Next Level
Are there some further implications for our lack of competitiveness in cultural awareness and language skills? Share your ideas in the comments section below.
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