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Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking - Twenty-first-Century Skills and Implications for Education

Policy Brief - May 14, 2013

Author(s) - William Mathis, University of Colorado-Boulder

Dr. William Mathis, managing director of the National Education Policy Center, summarizes current relevant findings in education policy research explores the idea of “21st Century skills.” The brief explains the sometimes-conflicting values and proposals for making schools relevant to meeting the needs of the 21st Century. This short brief is part of Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking, a multipart brief that takes up a number of important policy issues and identifies policies supported by research.