The 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

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Despite the best efforts of educators, our nation’s schools are dangerously obsolete. Instead of teaching students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers, we are asking them to memorize facts for multiple choice tests. This problem isn’t limited to low-income school districts: even our top schools aren’t teaching or testing the skills that matter most in the global knowledge economy. Our teens leave school equipped to work only in the kinds of jobs that are fast disappearing from the American economy. Meanwhile, young adults in India and China are competing with our students for the most sought-after careers around the world.

Education expert Tony Wagner has conducted scores of interviews with business leaders and observed hundreds of classes in some of the nation’s most highly regarded public schools. He discovered a profound disconnect between what potential employers are looking for in young people today (critical thinking skills, creativity, and effective communication) and what our schools are providing (passive learning environments and uninspired lesson plans that focus on test preparation and reward memorization).

He explains how every American can work to overhaul our education system, and he shows us examples of dramatically different schools that teach all students new skills. In addition, through interviews with college graduates and people who work with them, Wagner discovers how teachers, parents, and employers can motivate the “net” generation to excellence.

An education manifesto for the twenty-first century, The Global Achievement Gap is provocative and inspiring. It is essential reading for parents, educators, business leaders, policy-makers, and anyone interested in seeing our young people succeed as employees and citizens.

For additional information about the author and the book, please go to www.schoolchange.org

More Details
Contributors:

Z0VIA
The 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 /Tony Wagner.
School improvement programs
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) :digital.
ISBN:
9780465055975
9781452625539
9780465002290
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID d8738cb9-f3dd-fdab-18c3-a29c6f5b11f9
full_title global achievement gap why even our best schools don t teach the new survival skills our children ne
author wagner tony
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-01-16 04:51:51AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Costanzo, Paul.
author Wagner, Tony.
author2-role , (OCoLC)191926044, (OCoLC)853310557, -1- -07-06-2017 12:29, -2- -01-31-2017 14:05, .b1302479602-24-1701-25-11, .b1448445609-27-1603-01-14, .b1487837901-22-1606-09-15, 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) :digital., 10756208Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 1452625530 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 370.1 WAGNE, 370.1 WAGNE 2014, 370.13Wagner, 5205602, 0465002293, 0465055974, 9780465002290, 9780465055975, 9781452625539 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), BTCTABTCTABAKERYDXCPZGXBWXOCLCQIULZJI, BrodartBROD108372391, C0VIA, Costanzo, Paul., Digital content provided by hoopla., Downloadable audiobook., Education, Secondary, Educational change, English qEnglish., Examines problems of the American educational system and offers solutions for preparing students to compete and work in a global economy., ITS63.1 20081007095735 mkl 2483ITS63.1 20081201155414 mca 2483ITS63.1 20081007095735 mkl 2483, In The Global Achievement Gap, education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. With insights gained from visits to classrooms in leading suburban schools, he analyzes performance by considering the skills needed to get a good job and become a productive citizen. Highlighting discussions with young people and the adults who work with them, Wagner also explains the ways in which today's generation is differently motivated to excel.A manifesto for the twenty-first century, The Global Achievement Gap is a must-listen for anyone interested in seeing our young people achieve their full potential., Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-283) and index., Includes bibliographical references (page 307-320) and index., MWT10756208, Midwesteengrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., New York :Basic Books,2014., New York :Basic Books,c2008., OCLC Holdings Updated 20110802, OCLC Holdings Updated 20150812, Read by Paul Costanzo., Revised & updated edition., School improvement programs, Streaming audiobook., The 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 /Tony Wagner., The global achievement gapwhy even our best schools don't teach the new survival skills our children need---and what we can do about it /Tony Wagner., 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 -- A few answers, and more questions., 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 -- Five years later : the worst of times, the best of times., Unabridged., VIAC, Wagner, Tony,author., Wagner, Tony., YBP Library ServicesYANK10869168, YDXCPYDXCPBDXAPL, Z0VIA, [United States] :Tantor Audio :Made available through hoopla,2011., audios, can01-25-11ma-, can03-26-14ma1, computerc, data file, digital, hoopla digital., n-us---, online resourcecr, othersz, qBibliographies., qBook., qanea06-09-15mn-, spoken wordspw, texttxt, unmediatedn, volumenc, xxviii, 290 p. ;25 cm., xxviii, 331 pages ;21 cm.
author_display Wagner, Tony
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction, hoopla
display_description Examines problems of the American educational system and offers solutions for preparing students to compete and work in a global economy.
format_arlington Book, eAudio, eAudiobook
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
id d8738cb9-f3dd-fdab-18c3-a29c6f5b11f9
isbn 9780465002290, 9780465055975, 9781452625539
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b14878379||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756208||Available Online||qanea||, ils:.b13024796|.i13715549|Central Adult Nonfiction|370.1 WAGNE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 06, 2017|can||, ils:.b14484456|.i18965830|Central Adult Nonfiction|370.1 WAGNE 2014|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 31, 2017|can||, overdrive:1b58d539-3f6d-42ab-be0a-a8ea3e544df9|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , Hardback, Paperback, eCollection
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 370.1 WAGNE, 370.1 WAGNE 2014, Online, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9780465055975
publishDate 2008, 2011, 2014
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b14878379|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2011|1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) : digital., ils:.b13024796|Book|Books||English|Basic Books,|c2008.|xxviii, 290 p. ; 25 cm., ils:.b14484456|Book|Books|Revised & updated edition.|English|Basic Books,|2014.|xxviii, 331 pages ; 21 cm., overdrive:1b58d539-3f6d-42ab-be0a-a8ea3e544df9|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media|2011|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b14878379||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||, ils:.b13024796|.i13715549|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14484456|.i18965830|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, overdrive:1b58d539-3f6d-42ab-be0a-a8ea3e544df9|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Education, Secondary -- Aims and objectives -- United States, Educational change -- United States, School improvement programs -- United States
title_display The 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
title_full The 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, The 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 / Tony Wagner, The global achievement gap [electronic resource] : why even our best schools don't teach the new survival skills our children need---and what we can do about it / Tony Wagner
title_short The global achievement gap :
title_sub why even our best schools don't teach the new survival skills our children need---and what we can do about it
topic_facet Nonfiction