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Realizing the Promise of 21st-Century Education

An Owner's Manual

The authors outline the steps to building a new generation of courses and schools that prepares children to learn and work in the 21st century.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412988247
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2011
  • Page Count: 192
  • Publication date: November 27, 2012

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Keys to building a new generation of courses and schools

While many futurists tout the value of teaching students 21st-century skills, bridging the concept with the practice is best accomplished by professional educators. Authors Bruce Joyce and Emily Calhoun know how to actualize the critical reforms that enable schools to prepare students for today's workforce. They outline a clear vision for advancing school reform that emphasizes infusing technology across the curriculum. Specific steps include:

  • Providing technology access to all students to promote equity and engagement
  • Developing hybrid courses that prepare students to meet 21st-century needs
  • Designing professional development that connects technology to teaching
  • Improving literacy instruction
  • Changing the high school paradigm
  • Involving teachers, parents, and community members in school leadership

We have a tremendous opportunity to bridge education with the information and communications technology revolution. Joyce and Calhoun show how to deliver on the promise of a 21st-century education by teaching students the skills they need to achieve in their careers and in life.

Key features

1. Unique focus on implementation – refining, renovating, and redesigning professional development to better equip teachers (and, ultimately, students) to meet the demands of 21st century workplaces and communities.

2. Clearly articulates the goals of 21st Century teaching and learning with the addition of a new goal: infusing ethical and moral considerations into all aspects of personal and organizational life.

3. Case scenarios based on actual schools and districts depict "what it looks like" in practice.



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Bruce Joyce

Bruce Joyce grew up in New Jersey, was educated at Brown University, and, after military service, taught in the schools of Delaware. He was a professor at the University of Delaware, the University of Chicago, and Teachers College, Columbia University, where he directed the laboratory school and the elementary teacher education program. His research, writing, and consultation are focused on models of teaching, professional development design and implementation, school renewal, and programs for K12 beginning readers and Grade 3-12 struggling readers. Primary topics of his speaking and consultation include Teaching Methods, Curriculum and Content, Staff Development, and 21st Century School Renewal. He lives in Saint Simons Island, Georgia, and can be reached via e-mail at brucejoyce40@gmail.com. With Emily Calhoun, his most recent book is Models of Professional Development (2010). Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.
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Emily Calhoun

Emily Calhoun currently focusses on school improvement and professional development, where she combines practice and research. She specializes in the language arts, particularly the teaching of reading and writing in the elementary grades and literacy development K-12, including programs for struggling readers.

She writes and consults on action research, The Picture-Word Inductive Model of Teaching, and ways of incorporating digital technologies into K-12 learning environments through the development of hybrid courses.

She lives in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



1. A New Chance to Live Our Dreams

2. Terms of Convenience--Building a New Language for Teaching and Learning

Part I: A Considerable Opportunity

3. Educating at the Level of the Highest Ideas of Our Time--Enlarging Moral Purpose in the Pursuit of Equity and Excellence

4. Promises--Educational Renewal Is Getting a Lift

5. Platforms for Education: The Enhanced School/Home Educational System

6. The 21st Century Skills

Part II: Important Things to Just Do Right Now

7. The Responsible Parties--The Essential Local Democratic Process

8. Near-Term Development--Hybrid Instruction and Learning Platforms Near and Far

9. Crossroads--Actually Cloverleafs--for the High School

10. The School as a Platform for Professional Development--The Reciprocal Concept

Part III: The New Basics of Embedded School Reform--Responsible Parties, Watching Learning Grow, Research and Development

11. Pembroke Elementary School

12. Direct, Performance-Based, Formative Assessment--Watching Learning Grow

13. An Optimistic Future


Annotated Bibliography and Other Resources


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