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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Teacher Quality Definition Debates: What is an Effective Teacher?
Teacher quality definition debates: What is an effective teacher?

As the 21st century dawns, it is increasingly clear that schools must become more successful with a wider range of learners if citizens are to acquire the sophisticated skills they need to participate in a knowledge-based society. Whereas 95% of jobs in 1900 and 50% in 1950 were low-skilled jobs requiring only the ability to follow basic procedures designed by others, today such jobs comprise only about 10% of the U.S. economy. At least 70% of jobs require specialized knowledge and skills, including the capacity to design and manage one's own work, communicate effectively and collaborate with others, research ideas, collect, synthesize, and analyze information, develop new products, ...

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