Current Events Book Group – Global Achievement Gap
Current Events Book Group: The Global Achievement Gap
Each month we will choose books that cover diverse opinions about events occurring in the world—economic, political, social and international and enjoy the discussion that ensues. John Dolan of Greenwich Connecticut has been leading book discussion groups like this one for several years and has graciously agreed to lead ours. We know the conversation will be lively and edifying.
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
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.
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