Economic, technological, informational, demographic and political forces have transformed the way people work and live.
Students will spend their adult lives in a multitasking, mutifacted, technology-driven, diverse, vibrant world---and they must be equipped to do so.
...literacy in the 21st Century means more than basic reading, writing, and computing skills. It means knowing how to use knowledge and skills in the context of modern life.
As much as students need knowledge in core subjects, they also need to know how to keep learning continually throughout their lives. Learning skills comprise three broad categories of skills:
1) information and communication skills 2) thinking and problem-solving skills 3) interpersonal and self-directional skills
Skilled 21st Century citizens should be proficient in information and commnication technologies...to access, manage, integrate and evaluate information, construct new knowledge, and communicate with others in order to participate effectively in society.
Education and business leaders indentified three significant, emerging content areas that are critical to success in communities and workplaces:
1) global awareness; 2) financial, economic and business literacy; 3) civic literacy.