ASCD's policy newsletter, Policy Priorities, reflects the purpose of this quarterly policy publication, which is to provide background and context for critical, timely education policy issues.
Administrators, teachers, families, policymakers, journalists, and others read Policy Priorities to better inform the decisions they make and the work they do.
Policy Priorities is published four times each year. Copies are mailed to all ASCD Premium members, and all other members have online access.
Current Print Issue
A Lexicon for Educating the Whole Child (and Preparing the Whole Adult)
To enable thoughtful, engaged conversation on issues that matter to educators, parents, communities, and students, we need clarity on key educational terms and philosophies, such as character education, school climate, social-emotional learning, and 21st century skills. This issue of Policy Priorities examines the vocabulary that various stakeholders use to discuss a whole child approach to education. It reviews similarities and differences among common terms, provides definitions used by specific educational associations, and calls for a building a whole child lexicon that all stakeholders can use.
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