Preparing Students for the 21st Century

Author: Donna Uchida
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 0876521936
Format: PDF, Docs
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As the 21st century approaches, many educators are debating the role of education in meeting students' and the economy's needs. This booklet describes the results of a modified Delphi study that asked a panel of 55 experts from education, business, and government how to best prepare students for the 21st century. During the course of three survey rounds, participants agreed that students will need communication skills, increased support for education, ethics and values education, skills in marketplace technologies, clear accountability standards, and social and cultural understanding. Five chapters address the following topics: (1) what students need to know to succeed in the next century; (2) what schools can do to prepare students; (3) parent activities to help prepare students; (4) strategies to promote citizen-government cooperation; and (5) the role of business and professional leaders in preparing students. A list of panel members is included. (Contains 35 references.) (LMI)

Exceptional Students

Author: Ronald Taylor
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077648560
Format: PDF, ePub
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Exceptional Students: Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century provides balanced coverage of the foundations of exceptionalities future teachers need to know to understand their students and responsibilities. The second edition has been updated to reflect the role of the special educator, while continuing to address the role of the general educator in serving special populations.

Teaching 21st Century Skills

Author: Sue Beers
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416613277
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The 21st century has ushered in game-changing technological advances that have transformed the way we learn, live, and work. New technologies, global competition and communication, social networking, and the accelerated growth of knowledge have given rise to an increasingly interconnected world that calls for different learning opportunities and newly designed instruction. As educators, how can we prepare students to succeed and thrive in this rapidly evolving, technology-rich, global community? This action tool defines the skills and knowledge that students need for the 21st century and provides tools that you can use with any content to help teach and reinforce those skills. Based on the work of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the framework for 21st century learning described in this action tool is built on a foundation of academic subject knowledge that students apply through the essential skills of critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication, and collaboration. Use the instructional planning tools to design a well-rounded set of learning opportunities that integrate the important aspects of 21st century literacies into your lessons. Then choose from 45 ready-to-use classroom tools to help students learn and practice the 21st century skills in any content area. Each tool includes step-by-step instructions, suggestions for integrating technology, and reflection questions that promote students' metacognition. To teach 21st century skills is to teach students a process of thinking about what they are learning. The goal is for students to think independently about content and seek answers to their own questions. The tools and activities in this book can help you guide students through a variety of models and processes that allow them to make analytical thinking routine. With these methods, you ensure that each new generation of learners is equipped for the world of their future rather than the world of our past.

Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers for 21st Century Education

Author: Tang, Siew Fun
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522540814
Format: PDF
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As educational standards continue to transform, it has become essential for educators to receive the support and training necessary to effectively instruct their students and meet societal expectations. To do this, fostering education programs that include innovative practices and initiatives is imperative. Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers for 21st Century Education provides emerging research on innovative practices in learning and teaching within the modern era. While highlighting topics such as blended learning, course development, and transformation practices, readers will learn about progressive methods and applications of 21st-century education. This book is an important resource for educators, academicians, professionals, graduate-level students, and researchers seeking current research on contemporary learning and teaching practices.

Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century

Author: Xudong Zhu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642369707
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book addresses two main questions, namely how to prepare high-quality teachers in the 21st century and how the East and the West can learn from each other. It addresses the different challenges and dilemmas that eastern countries, especially China, and western countries are facing with regard to teacher education. We explore the question by examining teacher education research, practice and policy in different countries, identifying both common problems and country-specific challenges. We then try to find valuable experiences, theories and practice which can solve specific problems in the process of teacher education, also addressing how local and global factors impact it. In this regard, our approach does not strictly separate pre-service teacher education from teachers’ in-service professional development, adopting an integrative perspective. Further, we believe the respective social and cultural contexts must also be taken into account. Lastly, we call for teachers’ knowledge and individual character traits to be accounted for in the education of high-quality teachers.

The Leader s Guide to 21st Century Education

Author: Ken Kay
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132117593
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this all-new resource, educational leaders get a 7-Steps guide to moving their schools and districts forward in the quest to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century teaching and learning of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. This guide focuses on presenting an implementation-oriented resource for education leaders at all stages of implementation, from early through advanced.

Preparing for the Twenty First Century

Author: Paul Kennedy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773574
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Kennedy's groundbreaking book The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers helped to reorder the current priorities of the United States. Now, he synthesizes extensive research on fields ranging from demography to robotics to draw a detailed, persuasive, and often sobering map of the very near future--a bold work that bridges the gap between history, prophecy, and policy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Leadership Matters in the Education of Students with Special Needs in the 21st Century

Author: Festus E. Obiakor
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641130105
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides a practical focus and framework for establishing insightful leadership that will enhance the learning of students with exceptionalities in the 21st century by discussing critical leadership dimensions and topics by leading academics. Topics discussed include the following: shifting leadership paradigms for all students in general and special education, district leadership strategies for implementing individualized academic and behavioral student interventions, preparing leaders to work with students with diverse learning needs, critical leadership roles for regular classroom teachers in educating learners with special needs, innovative leadership to increase school completion and graduation of general and special education learners, why psychologists need to be a part of the school leadership team, the importance of culturally responsive leadership in general and special education, the role of school leaders in helping learners with physical and health impairments, school leadership for all students in rural schools, the use of technology by leaders to improve special education services, an international example model of leadership in general and special education, and future perspectives of leadership in special education. Leadership Matters in the Education of Students with Special Needs in the 21st Century is a critically needed addition to the successful education of students with exceptionalities as it provides much needed and innovative leadership perspectives for effective instructional practices for today's students with special needs. The book can be a model for best practices for school district leadership teams challenged by the multifaceted needs of students with exceptionalities.