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Implementing Deeper Learning and 21st Century Education Reforms

Building an Education Renaissance After a Global Pandemic

Editors: Reimers, Fernando M. (Ed.)

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  • Examines six system level reforms designed to improve instruction by expanding the depth and breadth of the curriculum
  • Includes examples of significant education reforms in contexts of financial austerity
  • Provides a comparative analysis of the implementation of deeper learning and 21st century education reforms
  • Reviews the main global developments that shaped policies of deeper learning and 21st century skills
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This open access book is a comparative analysis of recent large scale education reforms that broadened curriculum goals to better prepare students for the 21st century. The book examines what governments actually do when they broaden curriculum goals, with attention to the details of implementation. To this end, the book examines system level reforms in six countries at various levels of development. The study includes system level reforms in jurisdictions where students achieve high levels in international assessments of basic literacies, such as Singapore and Ontario, Canada, as well as in nations where students achieve much lower levels, such as Kenya, Mexico, Punjab-Pakistan and Zimbabwe. The chapters examine system-level reforms that focus on strengthening the capacity to teach the basics, as in Ontario and Pakistan, as well as reforms that aim at building the capacity to teach a much broader set of competencies and skills, such as Kenya, Mexico, Singapore and Zimbabwe.

The volume includes systems at very different levels of spending per student and reforms at various points in the cycle of policy implementation, some just starting, some struggling to survive a governmental transition, and others that have been in place for an extended period of time. From the comparative study of these reforms, we aim to provide an understanding of how to build the capacity of education systems to teach 21st century skills at scale in diverse settings.

About the authors

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University. An expert in the field of Global Education, his research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so they can thrive in the 21st century. He is a member of UNESCO’s high-level commission on the Futures of Education.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • In Search of a Twenty-First Century Education Renaissance after a Global Pandemic

    Pages 1-37

    Reimers, Fernando M.

  • Education Reform in Ontario: Building Capacity Through Collaboration

    Pages 39-58

    Boyd, Taylor

  • Singapore’s Teacher Education Model for the 21st Century (TE21)

    Pages 59-77

    Rajandiran, Durgesh

  • 2013 Mexico’s Education Reform: A Multi-dimensional Analysis

    Pages 79-107

    Islas, Paul Moch (et al.)

  • The Punjab Schools Reform Roadmap: A Medium-Term Evaluation

    Pages 109-128

    Chaudhry, Rastee (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Implementing Deeper Learning and 21st Century Education Reforms
Book Subtitle
Building an Education Renaissance After a Global Pandemic
Editors
  • Fernando M. Reimers
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57039-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57039-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57038-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 198
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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