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Why we need career and technical education #CTE

Why we need career and technical education #CTE | Leading Schools | Scoop.it

It’s long past time that Americans revive CTE/vocational education and stop pretending that everybody is going to go to college.

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Can high schools better prepare students for career decisions? Daniel Pink

Can high schools better prepare students for career decisions? Daniel Pink | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
Q. Can high schools and universities better prepare students for career decisions? If so, how?


"Absolutely. But the issue reaches deeper than most of us recognize. Education in general and higher education in particular is on the brink of a huge disruption. Two big questions, which were once so well-settled that we ceased asking them, are now up for grabs. What should young people be learning? And what sorts of credentials indicate they're ready for the workforce? Taking on those issues is far more important than adding a few career counselors or buying extra copies of What Color is My Parachute? or The Adventures of Johnny Bunko."

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OECD: High rates of grade repetition result in poorer student performance


http://www.pisa.oecd.org/dataoecd/35/58/48363440.pdf


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What should students learn in the 21st century? OECD educationtoday

What should students learn in the 21st century? OECD educationtoday | Leading Schools | Scoop.it

by Charles Fadel, Founder & chairman, Center for Curriculum Redesign


The OECD Skills Strategy is responding to this by shifting the focus from a quantitative notion of human capital, measured in years of formal education, to the skills people actually acquire, enhance and nurture over their lifetimes. My hope is that schools, universities and training programs will become more responsive to the workforce and societal needs of today, and students will increasingly focus on growing and applying essential 21st century skills and knowledge to real problems and issues, not just learning textbook facts and formulas.


Takeaways:

  • Knowledge with relevance
  • Skills necessary for education outcomes (4C's - Creativity, Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration)
  • Character - behavior, attitudes, and values
  • Meta-Layer - Thinking about learning. How do we develop curiosity?


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