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ERIC Number: EJ995968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1522-8959
The 21st Century Literacies Gap: A Case for Adoption of the Student Learning Networks Model Grades 9-16
Duvall, Sara; Pasque, Peter
Public Services Quarterly, v9 n1 p70-80 2013
An estimated 99% of the U.S. population understands that "teaching and learning 21st century skills are very important to the country's future economy", while 80% of those surveyed understand that "the things students need to learn in school today are different than they were 20 years ago". This study also showed that 88% of of the respondents understand that "21st century skills are important for schools to teach". Keeping these data in mind, one must not be surprised when employers see Oral Communication, Collaboration, Professional Work Ethic, Written Communications and Critical Thinking/Problem Solving as the most important skills for new hires in the coming years. In this article, the authors provide instruction and professional development as the Library Team at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They provide examples of the types of technology skills that academic librarians might expect to see as students move from high school to a higher education setting. Academic librarians may find it useful to consider programs like this one while they develop and plan services that revolve around the use of technology. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan