Critical Essays on Teaching, Learning and Leading in the 21st Century
1. How important are the personal characteristics of teachers—e.g., age, gender, experience, race, etc.? What are the qualities and skills needed for teachers in 21st century schools? What kind of plan would you propose for recruiting the kinds of teachers we need for today’s schools? And, finally, how would schools have to change to accommodate a new generation of teachers?
2. If public schools are not successfully educating all children, who should be held accountable? Teachers? Parents? Administrators? Is it possible for alternative pedagogical models for teaching and learning to coexist in public schools? How relevant are concerns for culturally responsive educational spaces?
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