Future of Education Reimagining Our Schools from the Ground Up

ISBN-10: 0300164599
ISBN-13: 9780300164596
Edition: N/A
Authors: Kieran Egan
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Description: This engaging book presents a frontal attack on current forms of schooling and a radical rethinking of the whole education process. Kieran Egan, a prize-winning scholar and innovative thinker, does not rail against teachers, administrators, or  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

This engaging book presents a frontal attack on current forms of schooling and a radical rethinking of the whole education process. Kieran Egan, a prize-winning scholar and innovative thinker, does not rail against teachers, administrators, or politicians for the failures of the school. Instead he argues that education today is built on a set of mutually exclusive goals that are destined to defeat our best efforts. Egan explores the three big ideas and aims of educationacademic, social, and developmental growthand exposes their flaws and fundamental incompatibility. He then proposes and describes a process called Imaginative Education that would dramatically change teaching and curriculum while delivering the skills and understanding that we all want our children to acquire. His speculative narrative of education from 2010 to 2060executed with wit and verveshows how we might very well get there from here.

Kieran Egan, originally from Clonmel, Ireland, has published sixteen academic books. He holds two Ph.D.s in education, from Stanford & Cornell. He is a professor at Simon Fraser University & lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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