The National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) leads by example as it strives to improve simultaneously the quality of education for thoughtful participation in a democracy and the quality of the preparation of educators. The NNER works through partnerships among P-12 schools, institutions of higher education, and communities.
Members of the Network agree on a four-part mission to advance Education in Democracy, which is as follows:
- Provide access to knowledge for all children (“equity and excellence”);
- Educate the young for thoughtful participation in a social and political democracy (“enculturation”);
- Base teaching on knowledge of the subjects taught, established principles of learning, and sensitivity to the unique potential of learners (“nurturing pedagogy”); and
- Take responsibility for improving the conditions for learning in P-12 schools, institutions of higher education and communities. (“Stewardship”).