The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

by Salman Khan
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The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan

A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide phenomenon. Today millions of students, parents, and teachers use the Khan Academy's free videos and software, which have expanded to encompass nearly every conceivable subject; and Academy techniques are being employed with exciting results in a growing number of classrooms around the globe.

Like many innovators, Khan rethinks existing assumptions and imagines what education could be if freed from them. And his core idea-liberating teachers from lecturing and state-mandated calendars and opening up class time for truly human interaction-has become his life's passion. Schools seek his advice about connecting to students in a digital age, and people of all ages and backgrounds flock to the site to utilize this fresh approach to learning.

In THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE, Khan presents his radical vision for the future of education, as well as his own remarkable story, for the first time. In these pages, you will discover, among other things:

  • How both students and teachers are being bound by a broken top-down model invented in Prussia two centuries ago
  • Why technology will make classrooms more human and teachers more important
  • How and why we can afford to pay educators the same as other professionals
  • How we can bring creativity and true human interactivity back to learning
  • Why we should be very optimistic about the future of learning.
Parents and politicians routinely bemoan the state of our education system. Statistics suggest we've fallen behind the rest of the world in literacy, math, and sciences. With a shrewd reading of history, Khan explains how this crisis presented itself, and why a return to "mastery learning," abandoned in the twentieth century and ingeniously revived by tools like the Khan Academy, could offer the best opportunity to level the playing field, and to give all of our children a world-class education now.

More than just a solution, THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE serves as a call for free, universal, global education, and an explanation of how Khan's simple yet revolutionary thinking can help achieve this inspiring goal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455508396
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 742,936
File size: 843 KB

About the Author

Salman Khan was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, to immigrant parents from India and Bangladesh. Before founding the Khan Academy, he was a hedge fund analyst. He's also worked in venture capital and engineering at Oracle and several Silicon Valley start-ups. Khan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was president of his class, and three degrees from MIT.

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The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
embeck7 More than 1 year ago
Salman Khan turned a family tutoring project in to a compelling new way of approaching education for today and the future. Keeping education interesting and relevant is a key tool for student success. The Khan Academy (and it's free!) as presented, is available to all students, be it public school, private school, or home school. And as a lifelong learner myself, I was excited to learn of this opportunity to "brush up" on long ago topics, and also to learn new ones, at my leisure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too practical to ever be adopted
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And I mean everyone. Education in America is currently not up to snuff. Wonderful insight here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago