Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World by Heidi Hayes Jacobs

By Heidi Hayes Jacobs

“What 12 months are you getting ready your scholars for? 1973? 1995? are you able to in truth say that your school’s curriculum and this system you employ are getting ready your scholars for 2015 or 2020? Are you even getting ready them for today?”

With these provocative questions, writer and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a strong case for overhauling, updating, and injecting lifestyles into the K–12 curriculum. Sharing her services as a world-renowned curriculum fashion designer and calling upon the collective knowledge of 10 schooling proposal leaders, Jacobs offers perception and concept within the following key areas:

* content material and assessment--How to spot what to maintain, what to chop, and what to create, and the place portfolios and different new different types of evaluate healthy into the picture.

* application structures--How to enhance our use of time and house and groupings of scholars and employees.

* Technology--How it’s remodeling instructing, and the way to exploit scholars’ average facility with expertise.

* Media literacy--The crucial concerns to handle, and the easiest assets for supporting scholars turn into expert clients of a number of sorts of media.

* Globalization--What steps to take to assist scholars achieve an international viewpoint.

* Sustainability--How to instill enduring values and ideology that may bring about fitter neighborhood, nationwide, and international groups.

* conduct of mind--The pondering conduct that scholars, lecturers, and directors have to boost and perform to reach college, paintings, and life.

The solutions to those questions and plenty of extra make Curriculum 21 definitely the right advisor for reworking our colleges into what they have to turn into: studying firms that fit the days within which we live.

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