Noncognitive skills, such as perseverance, the ability to work well with others, and effective communication, are key not only to success in school, but to having a productive life and contributing meaningfully to community and society. But education analysis and policy have tended to overlook their importance.
Today, December 2 at 9:30 a.m. ET, the Economic Policy Institute and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education (BBA) will release a new paper on the topic and host a panel on why these skills deserve more consideration in education policy. EPI education economist Emma Garcia will present key findings from her new study, The Need to Address Noncognitive Skills in the Education Policy Agenda. She will be joined by Burnie Bond, Director of Programs for the Albert Shanker Institute, and Kathleen Melville, Philadelphia high school teacher. Elaine Weiss, BBA National Coordinator, will moderate.
In The Need to Address Noncognitive Skills in the Education Policy Agenda, which will be released at the event, Emma Garcia explores the role of noncognitive skills in education and adulthood outcomes. She proposes guidelines for how to design education policies that better nurture these skills, and describes the kinds of research needed to inform policy to promote their development.
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WHAT: Panel discussion on the importance of noncognitive skills in education policy
WHO: Emma Garcia, EPI education economist and author of The Need to Address Noncognitive Skills in the Education Policy Agenda
Burnie Bond, Director of Programs at the Albert Shanker Institute
Kathleen Melville, teacher at the Workshop School, member of the CTQ Collaboratory and co-founder of Teachers Lead Philly
Moderator: Elaine Weiss, National Coordinator of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
9:30 -11:00 a.m. ET
WHERE: 1333 H St., NW
Suite 300, East Tower
Washington, DC 20005