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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. Cobb David E. Houle
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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

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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)

About the Author

David Houle is a futurist, speaker, and strategist. He has been called “the CEO futurist” and “the emerging futurist in the world today.” He is the author of The Shift Age, has delivered more than 250 speeches around the world in the last three years, including numerous education conferences, and has made a commitment to help shape the vision of education for this century.

Jeff Cobb is a strategist, writer, and speaker on the social and economic impact of new technologies. He has established himself as one of the leading thinkers on “Learning 2.0”—the blending of social media and open collaboration with traditional education-and is a vocal advocate of “cradle to grave” lifelong learning.

Table of Contents

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
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

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