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

by Tony Wagner
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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 by Tony Wagner


In The Global Achievement Gap, education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. He illustrates that even in our best schools, we don't teach or test the skills that matter most for the twenty-first century. Uncovering what motivates today's generation to excel in school and the workplace, Wagner explores new models of schools that are inspiring students to solve tough problems and communicate at high levels. An education manifesto for the 21st century, The Global Achievement Gap is a must-read for anyone interested in seeing our young people achieve their full potential, while contributing to a strong economy and vibrant democracy.

This updated edition includes a new chapter discussing changes in education since the 2008 financial crisis, ethics in education, and recent initiatives such as the Department of Education's Race to the Top program and implementation of the Common Core.

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ISBN-13: 9780465055975
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Edition description: Updated edition
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 195,124
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Tony Wagner currently serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University's Innovation Lab. Previously he was the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard and the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Wagner is the author of numerous books, including Change Leadership, Making the Grade, How Schools Change, and Creating Innovators.

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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 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Steve_ACS-BOE More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading this book. I was lent the book by a career educator, my brother Michael. He simply told me I needed to read this now that I was on the Borard of Education. Honestly, I wish he would have given to me after he first read it. It is very sobering to read of where we as a country stand with the rest of world on successfully educating our youth. Sad to say it, but we do not fair as well as we did in the past. It is not a slam on our educators or administrators, but more of the well intentioned plans that our federal and state governments have instituted that have drove us to where we currently are now, "teaching for the test." There is hope though and some schools systems have been brave enough to invoke the change required to help all of our children to become successful citizens in the USA and excel in the world economy. It poses the question of what makes successful students and what employers are looking for in the next generation. It's about asking the right questions, not basic regurgitation of data. This book is not a simple cure to all our problems, but more a visionary approach to helping schools get to better education process with examples of those that have and how they did it. This is a great read for administrators, teachers, board members, parents and all those who care about our children's education. It will make you think...we can do better.
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More Americans need to be able to read books like this to understand why we need to get rid of the lazy society mentality
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