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World Class Learners Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students

ISBN-10: 1452203989
ISBN-13: 9781452203980
Edition: 2012
Authors: Yong Zhao
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Description: Students as Global Entrepreneurs is a radically different education philosophy. It aims to cultivate self-regulated, responsible, and creative individuals who are capable of creating their jobs or positions instead of shaping themselves to fit in.  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210

Students as Global Entrepreneurs is a radically different education philosophy. It aims to cultivate self-regulated, responsible, and creative individuals who are capable of creating their jobs or positions instead of shaping themselves to fit in. It starts with the natural curiosity of children and supports them to develop their strengths and preserve their motivation for learning. It encourages families, schools, and communities to build on their uniqueness instead of trying to become more like others. It helps individuals and communities to view others as potential collaborators, clients and customers, and markets for their uniqueness instead of competitors. This approach does not ignore the basics or common knowledge required to be competent citizens but teaches them in a different way. Instead of imposing on them, this approach inspires children to actively seek them.

Prof. Yong Zhao has a PhD from Computer Science Department of Chicago University (under supervising of Prof. Ian Foster); his is now a professor at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. His research interests include Grid computing, large-data process in Cloud computing etc. He published about 30 journal and conference papers in related areas.

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction: To Create Is Human
The Wrong Bet: Why Common Curriculum and Standards Won't Help
The Changed World: The Need for Entrepreneurs
What Makes an Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurial Spirit
Achievement Gap vs. Entrepreneurship Gap: The Myth of Education Giants
China vs. the United States: How the Best Education Stifles the Entrepreneurial Spirit
From Accident to Design: A Paradigm Shift
Freedom to Learn: Student Autonomy and Leadership
Product-Oriented Learning: Works That Matter
The Globe Is Our Campus: Global Entrepreneurs and Enterprises
Create a World Class Education: Principles and Indicators
Index

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