SOURCE: Education Week Press

May 13, 2014 08:00 ET

Launch Announcement: Education Week Press Publishes 21 Trends for the 21st Century, By Gary Marx

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Education Week Press is releasing a new book, Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century: Out of the Trenches and into the Future by author Gary Marx. The book looks at shifting demographics, emerging technologies, environmental challenges, and developments in teaching and learning that are helping to reshape the future.

He devotes chapters to each of the 21 Trends, including:

*Generations, Diversity, and Aging
*Education and Learning
*Technology, Personalization, Digital Privacy
*Economic Pressures, Jobs, Careers, International Challenges
*Energy, Environmental Security, Sustainability
*Ingenuity and Ethics
*Poverty, Scarcity and Abundance

Marx lays out factual insights and compelling projections drawn from hundreds of sources worldwide. He suggests processes for engaging boards, staffs, and communities as they consider implications of the trends. His strategies help to develop leaders by:

*Building adaptability and resilience in our work lives
*Keeping in touch with rapidly changing institutions and communities
*Engaging students, staff, and colleagues in active learning and problem solving skills
*Understanding and planning ahead for the critical issues in our future
*Releasing ingenuity and creativity in others

Gary Marx is president and founder of the Center for Public Outreach, with headquarters in Vienna, Virginia. Since 1998, the Center has provided counsel on future-oriented leadership, communication, education, community, and democracy.

Critical Acclaim for 21 Trends:
"Gary Marx has masterfully given us a glimpse of the future in its many aspects, and has also shown us how to prepare to deal with its major challenges." --Jack Jennings, Founder, Center on Education Policy

To schedule an interview or learn more about the book, please contact Tim Ebner at or 301-280-3100. The book is available for sale at:

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Tim Ebner