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ERIC Number: ED547593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 121
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-2674-5118-7
Preparing Students for the Future--21st Century Skills
Velez, Alejandra
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
The 21st century economy is driven by information and communication technologies (ICT). This change has made innovation, manufacturing and production of products and services, rather than manufacturing of material goods, the driving force of economies of leading countries (Wagner, 2008). Due to this shift, today's 21st century society and work sphere require individuals to have 21st century skills--communication, innovation, adaptability, and higher order thinking skills. Even though some schools have responded to these changes and demands by embracing globalization, it is unclear what programs and practices these 21st century schools are implementing to prepare students to be global citizens and employees. The purpose of this study was to identify the programs and practices at a charter middle school that promote students' acquisition of 21st century skills and knowledge. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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