The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need-And W... (Paperback)

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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.
In 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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ISBN 9780465002306
Genre EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
Format Paperback
Pages 314
Publisher Date 2010-04-06 00:00:00.0
Publisher Basic Books
Copyright Year 2010
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.45 lb
Language English
Subtitle Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need-And What We Can Do About It
Audience General/trade
Authors Wagner, Tony
Country of Origin United States
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