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Chapter 4: Curriculum for the 21st Century
Noted New York Times foreign affairs columnist Tom Friedman is often one of this country's leading advocates of 21st century skills and capacities. That is, he's one of the few telling us that we must leave the old models of stand-and-deliver content behind and prepare our students for a very different world.
For example, recently he wrote about “the start-up you.” Jobs in this country will (and now do) call for young employees to be able to do more than merely fulfill the requirements of any job: showing up, filling the job description adequately, and the like. More is demanded now in this globalized economy: “Employers are, in the current recession, ‘increasingly picky. They ...