Global Achievement Gap Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need -- And What We Can Do about It

ISBN-10: 0465002307

ISBN-13: 9780465002306

Edition: 2010

Authors: Tony Wagner
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Description: Instead of teaching our students to be critical thinkers, we are asking them to memorize facts. Young adults leave school equipped to work only in the kinds of jobs that are disappearing from our economy, and teens in India and China are competing with our students for the most sought-after careers around the world. Tony Wagner explains how we can overhaul our education system, and he shows us examples of dramatically different schools that work. An education manifesto for the twenty-first century,The Global Achievement Gapis essential reading for anyone interested in seeing our young people succeed as employees and citizens.

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
The New World of Work and the Seven Survival Skills
The Old World of School
Testing, 1 2 3
Reinventing the Education Profession
Motivating Today's Students—and Tomorrow's Workers
Closing the Gap: Schools That Work
Conclusion: A Few Answers—and More Questions
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
Notes
Index
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