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  -     By: Tony Wagner
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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

Basic Books / 2010 / Paperback

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The numbers come out every year-American students are falling farther and farther behind other European and Asian countries. In The Global Achievement Gap, Tony Wagner situates the school problems faced in the United States in the context of the demands of a global knowledge economy. Analyzing the educational system in place now in light of the skills the next generation will need-as gained from interviews with business leaders, reviews of new research, and classroom observations-Tony Wagner includes new strategies and examples of how American classrooms can succeed once more. 314 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 314
Vendor: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9780465002306
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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.

Author Bio

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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