Thursday, September 11, 2008

Skills and global competition report

US must revamp education to be globally competitive
A new report finds that the United States, in order to be globally competitive and for states to attract growth industries and create jobs, requires a fresh approach to education that recognizes the importance 21st-century skills play in the workplace. The report notes that as the world continues to shift from an industrial economy to a service economy driven by information, knowledge, and innovation, cultivating 21st-century skills is vital to economic success.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills. (2008). 21st Century Skills, Education, and Competitiveness

1 comment:

Richard Moore said...

With "reports" like this it is important to know the context of attacks on American education. Gerald Bracey gives regular updates that keep us informed:

The 17th Bracey Report on the Condition of Public Education : The First Time ‘Everything Changed’ -- Mr. Bracey looks back at an event in the Fifties that seemed to change everything for the U.S. as a whole and for U.S. education in particular. Working his way forward to the present day, he makes it clear that the time when everything changed also marked the point at which things started staying the same.