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tough choices or tough times the global achievement gap partnership for 21 st century skills
Tough Choices or Tough Times

The Global Achievement Gap

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Why the Buzz about 21st century education?

ncee national center on education the economy
NCEE – National Center on Education & the Economy
  • Tough Choices or Tough Times – 2007
    • The report of the new commission on the skills of the American workforce.

India, China, other developing countries producing large numbers of young people with top mathematics & analytical skills who are available for a fraction of what U.S. professionals charge

Tough Choices or Tough Times

tony wagner
Tony Wagner
  • Co-Director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Faculty member of the Executive Leadership Program for Educators (joint program with Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Business School & Kennedy School of Government)
  • Senior Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (past 9 years)
  • The Global Achievement Gap
why change
Why Change?
  • The World is Flat – Thomas Friedman
  • Interview results from educators, students and business leaders
  • School visits over the last 20 years

The Global Achievement Gap

two achievement gaps
Two achievement gaps
  • Gap between the quality of schooling that most middle-class kids get in America & the quality of schooling available for the poor and minority children
  • Global gap – between what even our best schools are teaching and what all student will need to succeed as learners, workers, and citizens.
  • The Global Achievement Gap
partnership for 21 st c skills
Partnership for 21st c Skills
  • Ken Kay – founder & President
  • www.21stcenturyskills.org
  • Partnership for 21st c skills
portrait of a failing system
Portrait of a Failing System
  • For Every 100 9th Graders:
  • 68 Graduate on Time:
  • Of Those, 40 Enroll Directly in College:
  • Of Those, 27 are still Enrolled the Following Year:
  • Of Those, 18 Earn an Associates Degree within 3 Years or a B.A. within 6 Years.
    • 82 Don’t Make It! Tough Choices or Tough Times
facts
Facts
  • 40% of all students who enter college must take remedial courses.
  • 65% of college professors report that what is taught in high school does not prepare students for college. One reason for this is that state assessments measure 9th or 10th grade-level knowledge and skills.
  • The Global Achievement Gap
facts1
Facts
  • 85% of current jobs & almost 90% fastest-growing jobs now require postsecondary education.
  • US ranks 10th among industrial nations in the rate of college completion by 25 – 44-year-olds.
  • The Global Achievement Gap
organisation for economic co operation development oecd
Organisation for Economic Co-operation & DevelopmentOECD
  • Founded in 1961 to promote economic growth & world trade
  • Sponsors Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) launched in 2000
  • Develops & administers standardized assessments of reading, mathematical, and scientific literacy to 4,500 to 10,000 15 year-olds in participating countries.
  • The Global Achievement Gap
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PISA
  • 2003 developed a test of problem-solving skills with the 41 countries involved
    • Making decisions under constraints
    • Evaluating & designing systems for a particular situation
    • Trouble-shooting a malfunctioning device or system based on a set of symptoms
    • The Global Achievement Gap
pisa results for us
PISA results for US
  • Overall score =behind 28 other countries
  • ¼ of US students scored below level 1
  • Finland, Hong Kong, Japan & Korea = 30% scored level 3 in problem-solving
  • United States = 12% scored level 3 in problem-solving
  • US Dept. of Education by the National Center for Education Statistics
achieve national governors association education organization
ACHIEVENational Governors Association education organization
  • 70% s’s do not comprehend complex reading materials
  • 66% s’s cannot think analytically
  • 65% s’s lack appropriate work & study habits
  • 62% s’s write poorly
  • 300 instructors who taught 1st year students in college.
  • The Global Achievement Gap
teacher training programs
Teacher Training Programs
  • National Board Certified Teachers
    • Scored 7-15% higher than non-NBCT on end tests
    • In 48 comparison areas NBCT teachers surpassed non-NBCT teachers
    • Math NBCTs helped their students achieve larger testing gains in 9th & 10th grades than noncertified colleagues.
    • Exhibited deep learning outcomes more frequently than non-NBCT
    • The Global Achievement Gap
motivating today s students me myspace and i parenting the new generation 2007 larry rosen
Motivating Today’s StudentsMe, MySpace, and I: Parenting the New Generation (2007) Larry Rosen
  • 87% of teens are online
    • 60% of 12-year-olds
    • 82% of 13-year-olds
    • 94%of 16 & 17-year-olds

Teens are online an average of 5 days per week, 2-3 hours a day.

67% of teens & 40% of preteens own a cell phone

87% of 8-17-year-olds play videogames

75% of teens use IM

80% of 12 – 17-year-olds use MySpace

The Global Achievement Gap

10 year job trends
10-Year Job Trends
  • Between 1995 & 2005:
    • 3 million manufacturing jobs lost
    • 17 million service-sector jobs created

Fastest-growing jobs in the service sector include doctors, lawyers, engineers, & sales & marketing professionals.

profile of successful workers
Profile of Successful Workers
  • Top academic performance
  • Creative & innovative
  • Able to learn very quickly
    • Tough Choices or Tough Times
what qualities are employers looking for
What qualities are employers looking for?
  • Someone who asks good questions
  • Someone who can engage in good discussion – who can look me in the eye and have a give and take
  • Team player
  • The Global Achievement Gap
building a new system for the 21 st century
Building a New System for the 21st Century
  • Assume we do job right the 1st time
  • More efficient use of resources
  • Invest in early childhood education
  • Recruit teachers from the top 1/3 of college
  • Create high performance schools, districts

Tough Choices or Tough Times

building a new system for the 21 st century1
Building a New System for the 21st Century
  • Provide strong support to disadvantaged

7. Rebuild standards, assessment & curriculum

8. Provide free education for all to new standard

9. Create New GI Bill-Lifelong learning support

10. Create regional economic development authorities

Tough Choices or Tough Times

the seven survival skills
The Seven Survival Skills
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence
  • Agility & Adaptability
  • Initiative & Entrepreneurialism
  • Effective Oral & Written Communication
  • Accessing & Analyzing Information
  • Curiosity & Imagination
  • The Global Achievement Gap
partnership for 21 st c skills1
Partnership for 21st c Skills
  • Ken Kay – founder & President
  • www.21stcenturyskills.org
  • Partnership for 21st c skills
21 st c student outcomes
21st c Student Outcomes
  • Core Subjects & 21st c Themes
    • Global Awareness
    • Financial, Economic, Business & Entrepreneurial Literacy
    • Civic Literacy
    • Health Literacy
    • Partnership for 21st c skills
21 st c student outcomes1
21st c Student Outcomes
  • Learning & Innovation Skills
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
    • Communication & Collaboration
21 st c student outcomes2
21st c Student Outcomes

Information, Media & Technology Skills

  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • ICT Literacy
    • Information, Communications & Technology

Partnership for 21st c skills

21 st c student outcomes3
21st c Student Outcomes
  • Life & Career Skills
    • Flexibility & Adaptability
    • Initiative & Self-Direction
    • Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
    • Productivity & Accountability
    • Leadership & Responsibility
    • Partnership for 21st c skills
what can we do with this knowledge
What can we do with this knowledge?
  • Professional Learning Communities – studying 21st century skill development
  • Book study – The Global Achievement Gap
  • Curriculum Development
  • Technical Skill development
  • All Stakeholders participating
  • MILE (Milestones for Improving Learning & Education) Guide Workshop – OCM BOCES
  • Share resources and PD offerings
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