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Program Mission

In school settings and in out-of-school educational settings, faculty and graduate students in the talent development program:

  • Encourage responsive, skillful practice in youth, adults, and communities
  • Encourage the creative actions of youth, adults, and communities
  • Increase equity in education
  • Enhance well being
  • Think critically about practices, policies, and trends in education and society
  • Develop skills for changing their own practices, for mentoring, and for "unlearning"
  • Encourage interest, curiosity, and inquiry
  • Engage responsively with the world and with the pressing questions of the times
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