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Creating tomorrow's schools today : education - our children - their futures

Author: Richard Gerver
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010.
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"Education is the platform for our success or failure, but is our system still fit for purpose? Will our children be equipped to face the challenges the future holds: the rapidly changing employment patterns and the global environmental, economic and social crises ahead of us? Or will our children grow up to resent their school years and blame them for their unfulfilled potential and achievement?" "Creating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gerver, Richard.
Creating tomorrow's schools today.
London ; New York : Continuum, c2010
(DLC) 2009034263
(OCoLC)310401884
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Gerver
ISBN: 9781441105219 1441105212
OCLC Number: 676699006
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 160 p.) : ill.
Contents: Sec. 1. The challenge --
Ch. 1. Education and the changing world. The imperative for change --
Ch. 2. Harnessing the power of our children. Do we realize their potencial? --
Ch. 3. Making school matter. Selling school to our children --
Ch. 4. The positivity of failure. How making mistakes makes a difference --
Ch. 5. Who do we create our school for?. Ensuring that we focus our children --
Ch. 6. What matters most?. The knowledge vs skills debate --
Ch. 7. the world beyond the gate. Creating real contexts for learning --
Ch. 8. The industrial model of schooling. Why our system is out of date --
Ch. 9. Are they fit for the future?. Do we really give our chikdren the best chance? --
Ch. 10. Making school magical!. How to make school the next must-have --
Ch. 11. Breaking down the walls. Educating with the community --
Ch. 12. The way forward. Summarizing section 1 and setting up section 2 --
Sec. 2. The way it could be --
Ch. 13. Creating the vision. The thinking behind the 'Grange way' --
Ch. 14. Developing the wole child. Putting personal development at the heart of the process --
Ch. 15. Beyond subjects. Developing a thematic approach --
Ch. 16. The grangeton project. Creating three-dimensional learning --
Ch. 17. A curriculum of all the talents. Nurturing every individual and finding what makes them tick --
Ch. 18. Into the unknown. Moving forward from the book --
Afterword. Leading into the Unknown.
Responsibility: Richard Gerver.

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