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
(Basic Books (AZ), Paperback, 9780465002306, 314pp.)

Publication Date: April 2010

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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.




About the Author
Tony Wagner currently serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University's Innovation Lab. Previously he has worked as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility. Tony is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and the author of "Creating Innovators" and "The Global Achievement Gap".
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