One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School

One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School

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by Nikhil Goyal
     
 

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In One Size Does Not Fit All, 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal offers a groundbreaking prescription for transforming American schools. Drawing from hundreds of interviews with renowned thinkers like Howard Gardner, Seth Godin, Dan Pink, Noam Chomsky, Diane Ravitch, and Frank Bruni, Goyal calls to radically redefine the way the country does schooling. From implementing an anti… See more details below

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In One Size Does Not Fit All, 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal offers a groundbreaking prescription for transforming American schools. Drawing from hundreds of interviews with renowned thinkers like Howard Gardner, Seth Godin, Dan Pink, Noam Chomsky, Diane Ravitch, and Frank Bruni, Goyal calls to radically redefine the way the country does schooling. From implementing an anti-disciplinary curriculum to reinventing the teaching profession, his propositions are timely and provocative. Goyal walks us through the tenets of the system, shattering claims dispersed in the education conversation.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
Nikhil Goyal, 17: the future education secretary?
Forbes
Goyal paints a fairly clear picture as to what his ideal educational experience looks like.
Deborah Meier
“A wonderful read; full of ideas, proposals and examples to fruitfully mull over — some new, some old — all from a fresh perspective.”
Sugata Mitra
“Traditional education is a product of the age of empires and the industrial age. Aristotle’s school produced Alexander in Greece, Chanakya’s school in India produced Chandragupta who drove Alexander’s generals away. The Victorians created a schooling system to run their Empire, a system that would produce identical people. The captains of the Industrial age adopted it happily — to produce assembly line workers. But the empires have gone and the manufacturing..

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974525211
Publisher:
Bravura Books
Publication date:
09/05/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,445,045
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Nominated for the U.S. Secretary of Education by Diane Ravitch and lauded as an "emerging voice of his generation," at age 17, Nikhil Goyal is the author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School by the Alternative Education Resource Organization. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox and Friends, Fox Business: Varney & Co., NBC, Forbes, and Huffington Post.

Nikhil has spoken to thousands at conferences and TEDx events around the world from Qatar to Spain and has guest lectured at Baruch College in New York. He is leading a Learning Revolution movement to transform the American school system. A senior at Syosset High School, Nikhil lives with his family in Woodbury, New York.

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