Ogilvy, J. A. (2002). Creating better futures: scenario planning as a tool for a better tomorrow. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.
Ogilvy writes that the future is neither predictable nor constructed of endless possibilities. We can create better futures by thinking ahead and planning with scenarios. In a chapter on using scenarios for educational reform, he offers two scenarios: a “technology fix” and a “corporate fix” (privatization) (pp. 191-201). In educational reform, he argues, scenario planning is an ideal tool as it allows for the input and participation of education’s vast array of stakeholders and has the potential to take into the account the dynamics and needs of each individual system.