Communication A Core Skill for 21st Century

Information and communication skills are among three core competencies for success in the global environment of the 21st Century, as identified by Singapore’s Ministry of Education. The other two essential skills are:

  • Civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills
  • Critical and inventive thinking

Do you agree that these are essential, or are there other skills you believe would help students prepare for careers? If you agree with the skills identified by Singapore’s education leaders, how well do you think U.S. schools are preparing students in these areas? Let us know what you think.

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