Creative Schools

Creative Schools

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A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element Ken Robinson is one of the worlda€™s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organizationa€™s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nationa€™s troubled educational system. At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward. He argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on todaya€™s unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking researcha€”and written with Robinsona€™s trademark wit and engaging stylea€”Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education. From the Hardcover edition.COMPETITION One of the aims of testing is to increase competition between students, teachers, and schools, on the ... Governments are promoting different categories of public schoola€”such as academies, charters, and free schoolsa€”in which some ... In 2012, 17 percent of high school graduates in the United States were unable to read or write fluently and had basic ... a€œmany have remained essentially unchanged in recent years, and in March 2013, Arne Duncan warned Congressanbsp;...

Title:Creative Schools
Author: Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica
Publisher:Penguin - 2015-04-21

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