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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 [NOOK Book]

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“In this persuasive book, Wagner delineates what skills are needed in a globalized era, why most American schools can’t nurture them, and how today’s schools could be transformed to cultivate tomorrow’s skills.”—Howard Gardner
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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

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Overview

“In this persuasive book, Wagner delineates what skills are needed in a globalized era, why most American schools can’t nurture them, and how today’s schools could be transformed to cultivate tomorrow’s skills.”—Howard Gardner
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465055968
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Updated Edition
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 196,098
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Tony Wagner is the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard and the founder and former co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He consults to schools, districts, and foundations and served as Senior Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A former high school teacher and principal, he is the author of Change Leadership, Making the Grade, How Schools Change, and Creating Innovators.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

Introduction xix

Chapter 1 The New World of Work and the Seven Survival Skills 1

Chapter 2 The Old World of School 43

Chapter 3 Testing, 1 2 3 78

Chapter 4 Reinventing the Education Profession 126

Chapter 5 Motivating Today's Students—and Tomorrow's Workers 167

Chapter 6 Closing the Gap: Schools That Work 207

Conclusion: A Few Answers—and More Questions 255

Afterword to the Paperback Edition 273

Notes 291

Index 304

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