The Global Achievement Gap
Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need - And What We Can Do About it First Trade Paper Edition
By (author) Tony Wagner
Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner
Book DescriptionIn The Global Achievement Gap, education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. With insights gained from visits to classrooms in leading suburban schools, he analyzes performance by considering the skills needed to get a good job and become a productive citizen. Highlighting discussions with young people and the adults who work with them, Wagner also explains the ways in which today's generation is differently motivated to excel. A manifesto for the twenty-first century, The Global Achievement Gap is a must-read for anyone interested in seeing our young people achieve their full potential.
Buy Global Achievement Gap book by Tony Wagner from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780465002306
Format: Paperback (236mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United States
You might also like...
#Edjourney by Grant Lichtman
Your formula for managing innovation and transforming learning #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education is a refreshing change from the negativity so common in the world of education today.
Schooled Society by David Baker
"The Schooled Society" shows how mass education interjects itself and its ideologies into culture at large: from the dynamics of social mobility, to how we measure intelligence, to the values we promote.
Two-Year Colleges 2015 by Peterson's
This guide provides up-to-date information on more than 1,900 accredited two-year undergraduate institutions in the United States and Canada, as well as some international schools. It also includes detailed two-page descriptions written by admissions personnel.
Teaching Literary Elements Using Poetry by Paul B Janeczko» View more books like these...
Boost students' reading skills and deepen their understanding of literary elements through poetry-based lessons and engaging activities.
Books By Author Tony Wagner
Global Achievement Gap, Paperback (March 2014)
Situates school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. With insights gained from interviews with business leaders, and classroom observations in some of the country's leading suburban schools, the author analyzes performance by considering the skills future workers will need in order to get a good job.
Change Leadership, Paperback (December 2005)
The Change Leadership Group at the Harvard School of Education has, through its work with educators, developed a thoughtful approach to the transformation of schools in the face of increasing demands for accountability.
Creating Innovators, Hardback» View all books by Tony Wagner
From the founder of Harvard's Change Leadership Group comes a provocative look at why innovation is today's most essential real-world skill and what young people need to become innovators.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Global Achievement Gap book by Tony Wagner and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Tony Wagner
Tony Wagner is co-director of the Change Leadership Group (CLG) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He consults to schools and foundations and served as Senior Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has appeared on the Today show and NPR. A former high school teacher and principal, he is the author of Change Leadership, Making the Grade, and How Schools Change. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2014. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.