ERIC Number: ED495964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
The Learning Compact Redefined: A Call to Action. A Report of the Commission on the Whole Child
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
In this report, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's (ASCD's) Commission on the Whole Child advances five major recommendations for ensuring that all children are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. This report frames education within the most fundamental context--the personalized engagement and nurturing of the whole child. It describes how the focus on one-size-fits-all education has marginalized the uniqueness of our children and eroded their capacity to learn in whole, healthy, creative, and connected ways. It offers a new learning compact with our children--one that rightly puts the children and their learning needs within the center of every educational program and resource decision. The Commission recommends that: (1) each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle; (2) each student learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults; (3) each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community; (4) each student has access to personalized learning and to qualified, caring adults; and (5) each graduate is prepared for success in college or further study and for employment in a global environment.
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Policy Formation, Curriculum Development, School Safety, Mental Health, Student Centered Curriculum, Relevance (Education), Student Motivation, Student School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Educational Policy, Role of Education, Holistic Approach, Social Networks, Social Support Groups, Career Planning, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, Employment, Global Approach
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.