We are very pleased to announce that the World Bank Group has joined the Center for Curriculum Redesign. Ms Marguerite Clarke, who will be the World Bank representative, stated: “The relevance of appropriate curricular and assessment policies… cannot be overstated”.
The World Bank education sector strategy prioritizes “Learning for all” including the acquisition of skills for jobs, growth and economic prosperity.
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization has decided to participate in the CCR, and we are delighted about that. Dr. Riel Miller, Head of Foresight, stated: “In light of the transformations taking place in the world today, it is essential to question the models we use…”
The purpose of the Foresight Programme of UNESCO’s is to, among other things, “sensitize members of the global UNESCO Secretariat and the Organisation’s Sectors as a whole as well as Member States about foreseeable evolutions and future trends in education, the natural sciences, the social and human sciences, culture and information and communication.”
The CCR is very grateful in announcing the generous grant award by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, under its College-Ready Education umbrella, to fund work on 21st century Mathematics curriculum in light of the need for 21st century skills.
The Standards, Curriculum, and Assessments emphasis of the Gates Foundation intends that “clear, consistent college- and career-ready standards establish what students at every grade level need to know in order to be prepared for success beyond high school.”