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
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
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|Grouping Author||wagner tony|
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|detailed_location_arlington||Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction|
Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction
|display_description||Examines problems of the American educational system and offers solutions for preparing students to compete and work in a global economy.|
370.1 WAGNE 2014
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|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
|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|