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ERIC Number: ED521582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 141
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-5942-3
The Role of the School District toward Preparing Students for the 21st Century
Aguilar-Torres, Gloria
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
This dissertation reflects the outcomes of a small school district that is successfully incorporating 21st century skills with the demands set forth by our current educational policy, No Child Left Behind. Considerations regarding globalization, future work force and work skills, definition of 21st century skills, supporting 21st century skills in the classroom, and organizational leadership structures toward developing the 21st century classroom are reported. It was the intent of this dissertation to provide a template for other schools or districts to use for incorporating 21st century skills with standards-based curriculum. The data from this district revealed four emergent themes: (a) technology was used to implement 21st century skills, (b) school sites utilized special programs to implement 21st century skills, (c) professional development was consistently provided to teachers, and (d) a positive culture had been established at the district and site levels to encourage teachers to collaborate. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001