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
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Description: After years of memorizing for standardized bubble-tests, our high school graduates do not have the skills they need to succeed. To make matters worse, we continue to teach a curriculum that has remained substantially unchanged for more than one hundred years. Education expert Tony Wagner situates our high school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. With insights gained from interviews with business leaders, reviews of new research, and extensive observations in some of our leading suburban schools, he analyzes school performance by considering the skills future workers will need in order to get a good job. Highlighting discussions with teens and the adults who work with them, Wagner explains the ways in which young people are differently motivated and explores new models of schools that are inspiring students to solve problems and communicate effectively. An education manifesto for the twenty-first century, The Global Achievement Gap is a must-read for anyone interested in seeing our children achieve their full potential, while contributing to a strong economy and vibrant democracy.
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Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 8/12/2008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|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|