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ERIC Number: EJ868978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Sustainability: The Next 21st Century Workplace Skill
Konopnicki, Patrick
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v84 n8 p44-47 Nov-Dec 2009
At Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), the three pillars of sustainability--environmental, economical and social--are very much on the minds of educators and administrators. It is so much that the school system has selected sustainability as one of its 21-century skills--one that all 68,751 students in the system must learn. This selection sets a new direction and purpose for skill acquisition as part of the VBCPS' new strategic plan, "Compass to 2015." Acknowledging that sustainability is the new workplace skill, the author says the role of career and technical education (CTE) will be to develop new academic approaches to sustainability and continue to explore alternative curriculum paradigms and career pathway applications. In this article, the author asserts that sustainability skills will help everyone understand and support the transitions toward a green economy. (Contains 2 figures.)
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia