We can look at our definition graphically if we think of each aspect - present/doing and future/dreaming - as the X- and Y-axis of a grid. Seen this way, the two aspects of the definition provide us with four categories:
Our definition of Aspirations and the Aspirations Profile represent the first part of TVAIC's Aspirations Framework that schools can use to help students become academically, personally, and socially successful.
Within the Aspirations Framework, the Aspirations Profile unfolds in 3 Guiding Principles that show up again and again, not only in the research, but also in the core beliefs, values, mission and vision statements of educators and schools that support student aspirations. Click here to learn about the Guiding Principles.