ERIC Number: ED315847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Schools for the Twenty-First Century. New Horizons for Local School Leaders.
Billings, Jessica C., Ed.
The student population in the 21st century will be distinctly different both in culture and in need; the American educational system must prepare future generations for a global society. Recreating the excitement of the Education for the Twenty-First Century Symposium held in April 1989, this book is more than mere reprints of the speeches made by the 19 speakers; instead, it synthesizes the speakers' remarks--in some cases supplemented by additional research--and places them into context. The speakers at the symposium, carefully chosen to present the full array of issues and challenges that face today's school officials, did not offer blueprints for the schools of the 21st century; rather, they suggested visions of schooling for the future and they provided information and ideas to help school leaders back up the visions with long-range plans. Unlike the format of the symposium, where the speeches fell into three categories, this book is divided into five sections: "Futurevisions,""Current Issues,""Getting from Here to There,""Teaching and Learning," and "Technology." The appendix contains a list of contributors, the names of symposium committee members, and a list of the authors. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Long Range Planning, Moral Development, School Community Relationship, Social Change, Technological Advancement, Technology, World Affairs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Association of School Boards, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois