Overschooled but Undereducated: How the Crisis in Education is Jeopardizing Our Adolescents

Overschooled but Undereducated: How the Crisis in Education is Jeopardizing Our Adolescents

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ISBN-13: 9781441117311
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 572 KB

About the Author

John Abbott is president of the 21st Century Learning Initiative, a transnational association of educational researchers and practitioners based in the UK. Following a long career as a teacher and headteacher in England, John became director of Education 2000, spearheading nine community-wide education projects in the UK. He lectures around the world on new understandings about learning and is the author of several books including Learning Makes Sense (1994) and The Child is Father of the Man: How Humans Learn and Why (1999).

Table of Contents

Foreword Prue Leith \ Acknowledgements \ Introduction\1. A Fable: The Whole Story in Less Than 2,500 Words \2. The Wonder of Learning
\3. Human Nature: A Brain for All Times
\4. Nurture and Culture
\5. Hands-on Apprentices to Hands-off Pupils
\6. Lest We Fail to Learn From Our Mistakes
\7. Adolescents Left Out
\8. What Kind of Education for What Kind of World?
\9. Knowing What We Know...What's to be Done?\Appendix A: The 21st Century Learning Initiative
\Appendix B: Synthesis\Appendix C: Prophets of a Future Not Our Own\Notes \ Index

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