Most Likely to Succeed

Most Likely to Succeed

Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

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"From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, an urgent call for the radical re-imagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the twenty-first century economy. Today more than ever, we prize academic achievement, pressuring our children to get into the "right" colleges, have the highest GPAs, and pursue advanced degrees. But while students may graduate with credentials, by and large they lack the competencies needed to be thoughtful, engaged citizens and to get good jobs in our rapidly evolving economy. Our school system was engineered a century ago to produce a work force for a world that no longer exists. Alarmingly, our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people need to thrive in the twenty-first century. In Most Likely to Succeed, bestselling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders. Most Likely to Succeed presents a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today's economy. This book offers parents and educators a crucial guide to getting the best for their children and a roadmap for policymakers and opinion leaders"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2015
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781501104329
9781501104312
Branch Call Number: 371.207 W1257m 2015
Characteristics: vii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dintersmith, Ted

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Jun 04, 2016

All public and private school teachers and administrators as well as college leaders should read this. Certainly gives educators a lot to consider about how and why we do what we do and what we are really preparing students to do with their lives.

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