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ERIC Number: EJ791658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Establishing the R&D Agenda for Twenty-First Century Learning
Kay, Ken; Honey, Margaret
New Directions for Youth Development, n110 p63-80 Sum 2006
Much ink has flowed over the past few years describing the need to incorporate twenty-first century skills into K-12 education. Preparing students to succeed as citizens, thinkers, and workers--the bedrock of any educational system--in this environment means arming them with more than a list of facts and important dates. Infusing twenty-first century skills into American education requires a detailed research and development (R&D) plan for teaching, professional development, and assessment significant to these skills. This article examines the need for, and future direction of, a twenty-first century skills R&D agenda, specifically: (1) The rationale for such a strategy; (2) The clarity of twenty-first century skills as a primary R&D focus; (3) The need for an R&D agenda focused on pedagogy; (4) The need for an R&D agenda focused on assessment; and (5) The implications of this agenda for colleges of education and higher education. (Contains 25 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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