Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century

Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century Educational Goals, Policies, and Curricula from Six Nations

Edited by Fernando M. Reimers and Connie K. Chung
paper, 304 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-922-8
Price: $34.00

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cloth, 304 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-923-5
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This book describes how different nations have defined the core competencies and skills that young people will need in order to thrive in the twenty-first-century, and how those nations have fashioned educational policies and curricula meant to promote those skills. The book examines six countries—Chile, China, India, Mexico, Singapore, and the United States—exploring how each one defines, supports, and cultivates those competencies that students will need in order to succeed in the current century.

Praise

What should be the goals of education in the twenty-first century? By surveying the ways that six nations have sought to identify and develop the competencies necessary for success, this volume offers a thoughtful, grounded, and provocative response to that essential question. It serves as an indispensable resource for all those working to provide a relevant and high-quality education to children around the globe. — James E. Ryan, dean and Charles William Eliot Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

If education policy makers around the world do one thing in the next twelve months, it should be to read this book! Reimers and Chung have provided a welcome dose of reality into the conversation about how to prepare our students for the challenges of the twenty-first century. — Ken Kay, CEO, EdLeader21

What Reimers and Chung have done is unparalleled: a comparative study of how education systems have approached the challenge of twenty-first-century competencies. The result will be invaluable to the global education community in thinking about how to prepare learners for a complex and ever-changing world. — Gwang-Jo Kim, director, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

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About the Editors

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education and the director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and the International Education Policy Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Connie K. Chung is the research director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative at HGSE.


Table of Contents

Introduction

Blog Post: "Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century"

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Rethinking Readiness

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