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ERIC Number: EJ848612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Middle Schools Preparing Young People for 21st Century Life and Work
Kay, Ken
Middle School Journal (J3), v40 n5 p41-45 May 2009
In this article, the author describes how middle schools can prepare young people for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Integrating 21st century skills deliberately and systematically into middle school education will empower educators to accomplish many of the elusive goals they have tried to reach for years. Twenty-first century skills include the intelligent reasoning, positive attitudes, and practical skills that enable students to learn and achieve in core subjects at higher levels. They provide a powerful organizing framework for leadership and professional development, and for teaching and learning that motivates and engages students and builds their confidence as learners. These skills will also prepare students to innovate, lead 21st century enterprises, and participate effectively in civic life. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment