ISBN-10:
1452203989
ISBN-13:
9781452203980
Pub. Date:
06/26/2012
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students / Edition 1

World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students / Edition 1

by Yong ZhaoYong Zhao
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Overview

Prepare your students for the globalized world!

To succeed in the global economy, students need to function as entrepreneurs: resourceful, flexible and creative. Researcher and Professor Yong Zhao unlocks the secrets to cultivating independent thinkers who are willing and able to create jobs and contribute positively to the globalized society. This book shows how teachers, administrators and even parents can:


  • Understand the entrepreneurial spirit and harness it
  • Foster student autonomy and leadership
  • Champion inventive learners with necessary resources
  • Develop global partners and resources



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452203980
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas and a professor in Educational Leadership at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia. He previously served as the Presidential Chair, Associate Dean, and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he was also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. Prior to Oregon, Yong Zhao was University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where he also served as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology, executive director of the Confucius Institute, as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the International Academy of Education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction: To Create Is Human
1. The Wrong Bet: Why Common Curriculum and Standards Won't Help
2. The Changed World: The Need for Entrepreneurs
3. What Makes an Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurial Spirit
4. Achievement Gap vs. Entrepreneurship Gap: The Myth of Education Giants
5. China vs. the U.S.: How the Best Education Stifles the Entrepreneurial Spirit
6. From Accident to Design: A Paradigm Shift
7. Freedom to Learn: Student Autonomy and Leadership
8. Product-Oriented Learning: Works That Matter
9. The Globe Is Our Campus: Global Entrepreneurs and Enterprises
10. Create a World-Class Education: Principles and Indicators
Index

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