21st Century Skills, Enhanced Edition
Learning for Life in Our Times
By Bernie Trilling, Charles Fadel
Publisher: Wiley / Jossey-Bass
Final Release Date: March 2012
Pages: 256

Praise for 21st Century Skills

"Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical termshow to infuse 21st century skills from standards all the way intothe classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful 'a-ha' moments toillustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion foreducators, parents, and business and government decision makersconcerned about the future of our kids." —Paige Johnson, 2009Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; Global K–12Manager, Intel Corporation

"Hooray to Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel for demystifying21st century skills. Thisbook makes clear why education mustchange: to help prepare students to meet complex challenges,fulfill their civic responsibilities, and live fulfilling lives.Full of crisp descriptions, 21st Century Skills persuasively showswhy policymakers and educators should run—not walk—toimplement 21st century learning designs. As Trilling and Fadelsimply put it, it's time to give all students the chance to learnhow to build a better world."—John Wilson, executive director,National Education Association

"Trilling and Fadel lay out a comprehensive understanding ofwhat is meant by 21st century skills. Read this book with a notepad—you'll be jotting down ideas for how to use theinformation in your school district. A must-read forsuperintendents, curriculum directors, and teachers." —Anne L.Bryant, executive director, National School Boards Association

"Trilling and Fadel take the 21st century skills debate beyondrhetoric, providing a substantive, compelling, and engagingargument for the skills and competencies that our children need tosucceed in a Knowledge Age economy. The skills they describe arethe essential lifeblood of a productive, engaged, and intelligentcitizenry—this book is a must-read for skeptics andenthusiasts alike!"—Margaret Honey, president and CEO, NewYork Hall of Science

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