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Released October 2, 2006, by The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the Society for Human Resource Management groups.
21 st Century Skills What skills are most important for job success when hiring a High School graduate? 58% Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 63% Social Responsibility 70% Good Communication 75% Collaboration 80% Work Ethic
21 st Century Skills Of the High School Students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies? 58% Self-Direction 70% Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 70% Work Ethic 73% Leadership 81% Written Communication
21 st Century Skills What applied skills and basic knowledge are most important for those you will hire with a four-year college diploma? 93.8% Professional/Work Ethic 93.1% Critical Thinking/Problem Solving 93.1% Written Communication 94.4% Collaboration 95.4% Oral Communication
21 st Century Skills What skills and content areas will be growing in importance in the next five years? 76% Health & Wellness 72% Personal Financial Responsibility 74% Innovation 74% Collaboration 77% I.T. 78% Critical Thinking
“ This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education… whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can’t think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good information from bad, or speak a language other than English.”
“ How to Build a Student for the 21st Century”, TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006
this is the group's "captain," the team leader meets with Mrs. Dorman on a regular basis to report group progress and sets due dates, updates the group task graphic organizer and calendar on a daily basis, and records group progress on the task log
the team leader may delegate specific organizational tasks, but is ultimately accountable for the functioning of the group and the quality of the final products