Most Likely to Succeed

Most Likely to Succeed

Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

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Baker & Taylor
Calls 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. Co-written by the best-selling author of Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap. Includes charts and graphs.

Baker
& Taylor

Argues for an overhaul of the American education system that would shift the function and focus of schools toward promoting each student's innovation and creativity.

Simon and Schuster
The basis for a major documentary, two leading experts sound an urgent call for the radical reimagining of American education so we can equip students for the realities of the twenty-first-century economy. “If you read one book about education this decade, make it this one” (Adam Braun, bestselling author and founder of Pencils of Promise).

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 workforce for a world that no longer exists. Alarmingly, our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people really need to thrive in the twenty-first century.

Now 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. Their powerful, urgent message identifies the growing gap between credentials and competence—and offers a framework for change.

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. “In this excellent book...Wagner and Dintersmith argue...that success and happiness will depend increasingly on having the ability to innovate” (Chicago Tribune), and this crucial guide offers policymakers and opinion leaders a roadmap for getting the best for our future entrepreneurs.

Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2015
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501104329
1501104322
9781501104312
1501104314
Branch Call Number: 371.207 W125m
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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