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Realizing the Promise of 21st-Century Education
An Owner's Manual



November 2011 | 192 pages | Corwin
This practitioner-focused guide presents a vision of school change whose goal is to prepare students to meet the needs of 21st-century workplaces and communities. The authors, who have been involved in major reform initiatives at the school, district, and state levels, believe that effective professional development of teachers and leaders is essential to bridging the gap between what students are currently learning in our nation's schools and what they need to succeed in today's workplaces. They propose strengthening the standard descriptions of 21st- century skills by adding the dimension of moral and ethical understanding. Detailed descriptions of 21st-century professional development designs and case studies based on actual schools and districts help readers to understand the steps involved in actualizing the vision.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
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
 
References
 
Annotated Bibliography and Other Resources
 
Index
 
About the Authors
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.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: A New Chance to Live Out Our Dreams


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