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
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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.
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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
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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.
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