ERIC Number: EJ1003801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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Educating for the Twenty-First Century
Ramaley, Judith A.
Metropolitan Universities, v23 n3 p27-39 Mar 2013
In his first inaugural speech, President Obama declared that "our schools fail too many" and an essential component of laying "a new foundation for growth" will be "to transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age." Concerns about our nation's position in the global education race have led to a focus on college completion. Policymakers and foundations are setting goals for degree completion and are pressing colleges and universities to shorten the degree programs offered, address the barriers to degree attainment, rethink how best to help underprepared students be successful in postsecondary education, and make it easier and less expensive to obtain a college education.
Descriptors: Global Education, Academic Achievement, Barriers, Position Papers, Graduation Rate, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Groups, Access to Education, Paying for College
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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