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ERIC Number: ED498616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
Curriculum Leadership: New Trends and Career and Technical Education
Berkins, Cynthia Lawry; Kritsonis, William Allan
Online Submission, The Lamar University Electronic Journal of Student Research, Fall 2007
As an educational leader, in selecting a curriculum we must know our success as a knowledge-based economy will depend on how well schools equip young people with competencies the future will require, says Prof Geoff Masters. Within the school sector, efforts are being made at many levels--from classroom teachers to system managers--to enhance the quality of children's learning experiences and to ensure that all students receive the best education America can provide. For educational leaders these efforts to improve school education depend on access to relevant, reliable and timely feedback on educational outcomes for students. In school education, outcomes are measured not only in terms of academic achievement, but also in terms of access to, participation in and completion of schooling. It can also be gauged in terms of preparation for, and successful transition into, future study and employment (Masters, 2002). This article examines the most recent educational curriculum trends that should be considered in the planning, design, and modernization of schools and the direction of Career Technical Education and how it can be used in renewing obsolete curriculum. The trends were identified by reviewing research on the relationship of school facilities to student outcomes, by performing a general environmental scan of current trends, issues, problems, and initiatives in education, and by reviewing demographic patterns emerging out of the Education Longitudinal Study 2002 (ELS, 2004).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A