April 15, 2006

Schools for the 21st Century

A striking new report, "Results That Matter: 21st Century Skills and Child's eye.jpgHigh School Reform," by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills advances a daring program of change for American high schools. This readable and colorful 24 page document states that "...even if every high school in the country achieved these goals [mastery of traditional subjects] high school graduates would remain woefully lacking in preparation for the world." The report contains brief lists of 21st century skills and knowledge such as: global awareness, civic literacy, entrepreneurial literacy, health awareness, problem solving, collaboration, information technology, and life skills.

The Partnership has three companion reports at its site and seeks the association of other advocates for change.

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