There is no one here nor in the hall, or outside it who would not understand that without education the future cannot be, in education we need to invest.
We have to turn to the legal principles of state private partnership. We have a large imbalance in education governance between regions and municipalities, and funding is very complex and these tasks have to be solved.
Revolutions take place when there are three underlying conditions: a clear request for a different reality, there are revolutionaries and resources for funding. We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world, more than 60% of employment directly or indirectly provided by the state. The employer a large query there. Parents have a request, but no education as to the service. For example, in the USA there is a social contract — the taxpayer pays part of the income for the service of the state. We have another society, the social contract deeper, “more spiritual”. We have the education expected education of the person. Therefore, this social contract is right for the country, but it is a pragmatic request does not create. Are there revolutionaries? A lot of them.
Is there any funding? State funds to education does not grow in 2013, and I don’t know whether to change the economic situation in the near future or not. Perhaps the revolutionaries can be investors. (“On education in real terms in 2010 decreased by 30%”). But, I believe that revolution is needed, it is necessary to prepare, and this dialogue is very important.
I think there are three aspects which today have not been affected. They are all about a simple word “management”.
We have a problem at all levels with the usual professional management in educational organizations. Professional management we have teachers and Directors no one teaches. I once in Sweden I went to the bookstore and almost immediately saw a rack on management for school Directors.
Second, the modern business model is to build an ecosystem. Need initiative leaders of educational organizations around themselves to create the ecosystem, realizing that now exists in the corporate world atomic competition: don’t compete with universities with universities competing ecosystems that are stacked around these universities.
Finally, we will be more ready for the revolution, if we encourage competition within our system at the College level.
I think you missed one aspect in this debate — where to get the entrepreneurs to invest. This is a fundamental question in the world, and perhaps more than anywhere else. I think standardized education kills entrepreneurship, we saw this in Finland. Many successful entrepreneurs dropped out of schools at the time. And now a huge opportunity to create personalized schools, personalized training that can encourage entrepreneurship in the graduates.
I would highlight two themes. The first is vocational education. Here came the industrial revolution, and we need very quickly to respond to it. The changes we are implementing and which should become the cornerstone of a fast changing professional standards following the first pulse of the Industrialists. The second rapid change of educational standards that follow professional. The third — the complete technological learning process. If a person needs to be someone who previously was not — he should be able to get this profession in a very short time at a high level.
The second is General education, which becomes a challenge for the entire community. In the first place needs to change economic model, because the proportion of money which we now spend is insufficient. New education requires new infrastructure.
We built new kindergartens, which have implemented new approaches to preschool education. Now we cannot escape from the changes of the educational space of students, and the sooner we go, the sooner we will create a new educational space (it is set by the infrastructure that helps the teacher or tutor, how to organize work with children) the better.
In successful economies must be made for creative thinking and creative action that turns into real results.
If we are preparing creative children, and they further do not comprehend the economic system, they will leave, that happens. If children trained by the school, will be in demand in the market system work. That is why the education system today places new demands on all stakeholders — the state and the entrepreneurs, who need to look at the school, come to school, put school tasks.