Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today: Education - Our Children - Their Futures

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Education is the platform for our success or failure, but is our system still fit for purpose? Will our children be equipped to face the challenges the future holds: the rapidly changing employment patterns and the global environmental, economic and social crises ahead of us? Or will our children grow up to resent their school years and blame them for their unfulfilled potential and achievement?

Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today explores these questions in the context of early ...

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Overview

Education is the platform for our success or failure, but is our system still fit for purpose? Will our children be equipped to face the challenges the future holds: the rapidly changing employment patterns and the global environmental, economic and social crises ahead of us? Or will our children grow up to resent their school years and blame them for their unfulfilled potential and achievement?

Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today explores these questions in the context of early schooling and primary education, presents powerful arguments for change and highlights strategies that offer a solution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855393943
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/8/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,359,852
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Richard Gerver was formerly Headteacher of the internationally respected Grange Primary School in Long Eaton, UK, where he put into action his passionate belief in child-centric learning that focuses on experience and context. He is an international speaker, and has been an adviser to the DCSF, the QCA and the Government on many areas of education policy, mostly in defining school change for the 21st century. A former National Teaching Award winner, Richard has been described as one of the most innovative and inspirational school leaders of our time.

Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation.

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Table of Contents

Preface: The moral imperative

Sect. 1 The challenge 1

Ch. 1 Education and the changing world 3

The imperative for change

Ch. 2 Harnessing the power of our children 11

Do we realize their potential?

Ch. 3 Making school matter 19

Selling school to our children

Ch. 4 The positivity of failure 27

How making mistakes makes a difference

Ch. 5 Who do we create our schools for? 35

Ensuring that we focus on our children

Ch. 6 What matters most? 43

The knowledge vs skills debate

Ch. 7 The world beyond the gate 51

Creating real contexts for learning

Ch. 8 The industrial model of schooling 59

Why our system is out of date

Ch. 9 Are they fit for the future? 67

Do we really give our children the best chance?

Ch. 10 Making school magical! 73

How to make school the next must-have

Ch. 11 Breaking down the walls 81

Educating with the community

Ch. 12 The way forward 87

Summarizing Section 1 and setting up Section 2

Sect. 2 The way it could be 93

Ch. 13 Creating the vision 95

The thinking behind the 'Grange way'

Ch. 14 Developing the whole child 105

Putting personal development at the heart of the process

Ch. 15 Beyond subjects 113

Developing a thematic approach

Ch. 16 The Grangeton Project 127

Creating three-dimensional learning

Ch. 17 A curriculum of all the talents 137

Nurturing every individual and finding what makes them tick

Ch. 18 Into the unknown 143

Moving forward from the book

Afterword Leading into the unknown 149

Bibliography and references 153

Useful websites 155

Index 156

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