ERIC Number: EJ1210729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Redefining Excellence: Teaching in Transition, from Test Performance to 21st Century Skills
Nehring, James H.; Charner-Laird, Megin; Szczesiul, Stacy A.
NASSP Bulletin, v103 n1 p5-31 Mar 2019
This study examined classrooms in three, high performing, public secondary schools serving high need communities. Of 22 classes observed, we found approximately one third exhibited an instructional demand for 21st century skills. In many of the remaining classes, teachers appeared to apply misconceptions of 21st century skills, and unintentionally deployed those misconceptions to reinforce the narrow and shallow skill set associated with test-based accountability. Themes from teacher and administrator interviews support this finding. School and system level implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Secondary Schools, 21st Century Skills, Misconceptions, Accountability, Urban Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Difficulty Level, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts