The New Village Commons
Ending the Violence and Testing Mania in American Public Education
By (author) Tony Wagner
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New Village Commons by Tony Wagner
Book DescriptionThis book provides a guide for a long-overdue public dialogue about why and how we need to reinvent our nation's schools. How has the world changed for our children; what do all students need to know in light of these changes; how do we hold students and schools accountable for results; what do good schools look like; and what must leaders do to create more of these schools? These are some of the questions that drive this book. The answers emerging to these questions may surprise many. The most successful public schools of the 21st century look a lot more like our 19th century village schools than our current factory model of schooling. This book describes these "new village schools" that have been created in the last decade and suggests that they are a prototype for the schools of the future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415927628
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Tony Wagner
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Two leading experts sound an urgent call for the reimagining of American education so we can equip students for the realities of the twenty-first-century economy.
Creating Innovators, Hardback (August 2014)
A timely examination of how to foster innovation - the essential tool for students and the key to America's future economic and global competitiveness
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)» View all books by Tony Wagner
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.
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Author Biography - Tony Wagner
Tony Wagner is Co-Director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and leads the Harvard Seminar on Public Engagement. Senior Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation education programs, he consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations in the U.S. and internationally. He is the author of How Schools Change: Lessons from Three Communities.
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