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Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education / Edition 1
     

Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education / Edition 1

by David E. Houle, Jeff T. (Thomas) Cobb
 

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ISBN-10: 1412992966

ISBN-13: 9781412992961

Pub. Date: 04/04/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

A comprehensive guide to transforming American schools

Futurist David Houle and educational strategist Jeff Cobb issue a “call to action” to everyone who is concerned about education in America. He argues that reinventing our system is inevitable and we already have the information and capabilities to make the necessary changes. Shift Ed challenges us

Overview

A comprehensive guide to transforming American schools

Futurist David Houle and educational strategist Jeff Cobb issue a “call to action” to everyone who is concerned about education in America. He argues that reinventing our system is inevitable and we already have the information and capabilities to make the necessary changes. Shift Ed challenges us to ask the right questions, expand our vision, and take action now. The book includes an overview of the educational system and expert opinions on key areas, including:

  • Technology and connectivity
  • Organizational behavior
  • Curriculum
  • Learning and the brain
  • Infrastructure and the physical plant

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412992961
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/04/2011
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. A Quick Look Back
The Agricultural Age
The Industrial Age
The Information Age
American Childhood Education Through the Ages
2. The Current Landscape of Education in America
A System Out of Sync
Not Your Forefather's College
Learning - and Relearning - to Work
Holding Our Own in the Global Classroom
Facing the Issues and Shifting the Vision
Change Visions: From Train to Rocket
3. A Look Ahead
The Shift Age
The Twenty-First Century
2010 to 2020: The Transformation Decade
Change Visions: The Need for New
4. Generations
Baby Boomers: The Bridge Generation
Generation X: A Different Voice
Millennials: The Emerging Leaders
Digital Natives: Today's and Tomorrow's Students
Change Visions: Reconnecting
5. Why Transformation Is the Only Path
A Change in Form
A Change in Appearance
A Change in Nature
Signals From the Future
Change Visions: The New Architecture of Learning
6. Working on the Shift Ed Vision
Jim Rex
Peter Renwick
Janice Mattina
Karen Woodward
7. Ask the Right Questions
Technology and Connectivity
Calendar and Operations
Curriculum
Learning and the Brain
Infrastructure and the Physical Plant
Answering the Questions
Preparing Teachers
Your Contribution
Change Visions: Survival Skills for the Twenty-First Century
8. Expand the Vision
The New Vision of Education for the Twenty-First Century
Four Fundamentals for Twenty-First-Century Education
9. Start Now!
The Shift Ed 21
Parting - But Not Final - Words
Notes
References
Index

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