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ERIC Number: EJ814362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Rigor Redefined
Wagner, Tony
Educational Leadership, v66 n2 p20-25 Oct 2008
In interviews with several hundred business, nonprofit, philanthropic, and education leaders, the author identified seven "survival skills" that 21st century students need to succeed as workers and citizens: (1) critical thinking and problem-solving; (2) collaboration and leadership; (3) ability and adaptability; (4) initiative and entrepreneurialism; (5) effective oral and written communication; (6) accessing and analyzing information; and (7) curiosity and imagination. His observations in highly regarded schools led him to conclude that even honors and AP classes rarely incorporate these skills into the curriculum. He advocates a new definition of rigor, defined according to 21st century criteria. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States