Appendix D

Further Reading and References

General Twenty-First-Century Educational Advocacy, Theory, and Skill Sets

There are a number of recent books discussing the critical skill sets of the twenty-first century. One can get a good introduction by surveying the following works:

  • H. Gardner, Five Minds for the Future, Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2008
  • D. Pink, A Whole New Mind, New York: Riverhead Books, 2005.
  • T. Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap, New York: Basic Books, 2008.

Gardner is the well known author of the theory of multiple intelligences and approaches these issues from a cognitive perspective, while Pink and Wagner’s approaches are more from a business/entrepreneurial angle.

Both the National Council for Social Studies and the ...

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