ERIC Number: ED391236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Preparing Students for the 21st Century.
Uchida, Donna; And Others
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)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Business Responsibility, Communication Skills, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Labor Force Development, Long Range Planning, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Role of Education
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 N. Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 21-00528).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.