The education revolution and our global future | David Baker | TEDxFulbright

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Never before in human society have so many individuals dedicated so much time, energy, and resources to becoming educated. The education revolution is irrepressible: but can we understand its dynamics and rise to the challenge of making it a potential major force for positive global change? Fulbright from the US to Germany, 2003. Professor of Education and Sociology, Penn State University. With an admirable list of world-class projects across continents, David leads research and conducts analyses on many aspects of education for UNESCO, OECD, and the World Bank. His second Fulbright was as the New Century Scholar on the Future of the University in the 21st century. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)