School systems and governments around the world are being challenged to prepare students for 21st century jobs—they’re being asked to do more with fewer resources.
Primary and secondary education systems face an increasingly wide range of responsibilities. Schools must ensure that students master skills that can be readily adapted to a rapidly changing job market. School districts and governments must continuously upgrade the quality of their teaching workforce and equip schools and teachers with higher-quality curricula—often in the face of budget cuts.
At the same time, innovative technologies and approaches are creating new opportunities for primary and secondary education.
Personalized learning and digital tools are delivering a fundamentally different and individualized student experience to the classroom. Integrated “wraparound” support programs are helping to ensure that children arrive at school ready to learn, with an emphasis on nutrition, after-school tutoring, medical assistance, and college exam preparation.
School systems must embrace a comprehensive transformation framework that targets key drivers affecting student outcomes and identifies enablers that create the right context for change.
In order to carry out a successful K-12 transformation, school districts and governments must have the right elements in place to ensure sustained improvement. Here are six enabling elements to create the right context for change: