21st century skills a new (il)literacy

A NEW (IL)LITERACY: Blogger and author Will Richardson contends it's "most likely" that his and your kids are illiterate, based on six objectives established by the National Council of Teachers of English. These go way beyond mere ABCs and instead involve skills such as managing, analyzing and synthesizing streams of simultaneous information. Richardson's money quote: "learning and literacy are absolutely shifting, and that means the roles of schools and teachers are going to have to shift as well."

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