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.
|Commitee:||Garcia, Pedro, Hocevar, Dennis|
|School:||University of Southern California|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 73/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||21st century learning, 21st century skills, Global citizens, Higher order thinking skills, Information communication technologies, Innovation|
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