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ERIC Number: ED517842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
Education in 2020: The Nature of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century. F.E.A. Research and Policy Brief
Storm, Jeanne
Future Educators Association
The Future Educators Association[R] (FEA), sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, convened a group of distinguished education leaders to discuss the nature of teaching and learning in the year 2020. The year 2020 was selected because today's middle school students involved in FEA programs will begin teaching 11 years from now. The group was charged with the task of drafting a framework for innovative FEA curricular materials that challenge young people considering an education career to embrace new technologies and teaching practices. In lively and animated discussions, two major themes emerged: First, the profession should intentionally attract middle level and high school students to education careers. Further, everyone must strongly encourage young people who are currently underrepresented in the teaching ranks, and young people gifted in teaching hard-to-staff subjects and who want to teach in hard-to-staff schools, to consider the profession. Second, everyone can accomplish this by providing innovative, open-source instructional materials that describe teaching and learning in a whole new light. The group firmly believed that an engaging curriculum presented in innovative ways may begin to reverse the apprenticeship of observation syndrome. This paper provides a summary of big ideas discussed during the convention.
Future Educators Association. Available from: Phi Delta Kappa International. 408 North Union Street, P.O. Box 7888, Bloomington, IN 47407. Tel: 800-766-1156; Tel: 812-339-1156; Fax: 812-339-0018; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Phi Delta Kappa International
Authoring Institution: Future Educators Association
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky