The Unfinished Revolution

The Unfinished Revolution

by John Abbott, Terry Ryan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855390645
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/01/2000
Series: Visions of Education
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.61(d)

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).

Terry Ryan is senior researcher for the 21st Century Learning Initiative. After receiving his Masters Degree in political economy in 1994, he worked with educational reformers and students in Poland, and co-authored a book on Polish history, The Shadows of the Past (2000), with former Solidarity leader Wiktor Kulerski. Ryan lives in Virginia, USA, with his wife and baby daughter.

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition

Chapter 1 - The biological model of leaning

Chapter 2 - Learning in the 21st century

Chapter 3 - The economy and the learning needs of children

Chapter 4 - How mass education eclipsed apprenticeship

Chapter 5 - Scientific schooling for an industrial age

Chapter 6 - The struggle of ideas

Chapter 7 - Bid is better

Chapter 8 - The case for working smarter, not just harder

Chapter 9 - England: a case study of a one-size-fits-all education system

Chapter 10 - Making the leap from instruction and schools to learning and community




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