Theresa Carlton sent along the brief version of a Nation Research Council report aimed at clarifying some key terms for K-12 and Higher Ed reform efforts. The NRC says:
At the request of several foundations, the National Research Council appointed a committee of experts in education, psychology, and economics to more clearly define “deeper learning” and “21st century skills,” consider these skills’ importance for positive outcomes in education, work, and other areas of life, address how to teach them, and examine related issues.
The committee’s findings and recommendations are detailed in its report Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century.
Theresa tells me that she has “emailed the committee chair to ask for a copy of the full report” and that once she gets it, anyone who wants to read it can get a copy from her. In the meantime, here is the Inside Higher Ed report on the report, and here is the ED Week version (which is better, I think), and this is the press release put out by the funding foundations.