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ERIC Number: ED503949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-15
Pages: 113
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
What Works in Education Reform: Putting Young People at the Center
Tolman, Joel
Forum for Youth Investment
Given the difficulties and uncertainties of education reform, asking "what works" may be making simple and commonplace what is nearly always a messy and unfinished business. But the work of the International Youth Foundation's partners in 49 countries does reveal a common message of successful reform efforts: put young people at the center. Marshalling what we know about children and young people--and acknowledging youth as the central actors in education--defines a common starting point for varied routes to real educational change. "What Works in Education Reform: Putting Young People at the Center"--produced by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) in collaboration with the Forum--shares a roadmap of this common starting point and these varied routes. In doing so, it zooms in on some of the innovative projects funded by the Lucent Technologies/IYF Global Fund for Education and Learning, as well as education reform efforts spearheaded by other IYF partners. Using these experiences as a concrete starting point and a consistent refrain, the publication also pans out to share and probe some of the core themes of youth-centered reform. (Contains 12 footnotes and 2 tables.) [This report was written with Patrice Ford and Merita Irby, with a Foreword by Rick Little. The report was written in collaboration with the International Youth Foundation, with support from Lucent Technologies.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Forum for Youth Investment
Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Canada; China; Germany; Japan; Mexico; Netherlands; Philippines; Poland; Puerto Rico; Spain; Thailand; United Kingdom