By David D. Marsh

As many of the global anticipates a milestone in human background, educators face a

future characterised via exceptional promise and remarkable duties. How may still

schools reply to the dramatically altering wishes of the office? What can they do to

reinforce the values of and increase participation in a democratic society? what is going to it take to

successfully teach an more and more varied inhabitants?

"Preparing our colleges for the twenty first Century," the 1999 ASCD Yearbook, appears to be like forward to the hot

century--the new millennium--and presents a number of views on those and different questions.

The authors--practitioners, researchers, and policymakers--offer either sensible feedback and

reflective observations in accordance with their wide-ranging event. They handle such themes as

education and the economic system, citizenship schooling, features of the "new professionalism"

and the "new school," range and human improvement, the position of criteria, powerful use of

fiscal assets, techniques for constructing university structures characterised by means of non-stop

improvement, and the teacher's function in academic reform. Seizing upon the original nature of this

moment in time, the Yearbook additionally offers an array of feedback for celebrating the

millennium in significant ways in which will stimulate either scholar studying and instructor expert


This is a guidebook for the way forward for schooling. Its readers will achieve insights at the demanding situations

that lie ahead--and proposal to utilize a chance that comes only once each

thousand years.

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Patricia Pearson, a high school teacher in Northern Virginia, talks about the importance of celebration in schools and offers some celebration themes for the year 2000. She then gives some important examples of activities for celebration and study that focus both on student involvement and teacher professional development. I hope you find the yearbook stimulating and useful to your work. DAVID D. MARSH Page 9 References Giroux, H. A. (1997). Channel surfing: Race talk and the destruction of today's youth.

Where did most of those successful young people come from? Most are products of the public schools. Furthermore, they did not all come from elite magnet schools or well-to-do suburbs. The news mediaand I impute no unworthy motiveshave somehow cobbled together a mass belief that all schools, with the exception of those in very affluent suburban districts, produce nothing but lawless losers. That is simply not true. I agree that we have some serious problems in our poor urban centers, and both justice and wisdom demand new and aggressive efforts there.

The subject was Internet search engines. 5 million for the unfinished paper, and made him a senior vice president of a billion-dollar company. Now that is what I call upward mobility. A college student named Michael Dell tried to earn extra money by assembling computers for people. He bought the parts on the open market and put together just the machines his customers specified. In fact, he learned that you can even earn a living doing this. In 1997 Dell Computer sales were almost $8 billion. Here is another story.

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