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Turning learning right side up : putting education back on track

Author: Russell Lincoln Ackoff; Daniel A Greenberg
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Wharton School Pub., ©2008.
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Over the past 150 years, virtually everything has changed ... except education. In the age of the Internet, we educate people much as we did during the industrial revolution. We educate them for a world that no longer exists, instilling values that are antithetical to those of a free, 21st century democracy. Perhaps worst of all, too many schools extinguish the human creativity and joy they ought to nourish. In this  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Lincoln Ackoff; Daniel A Greenberg
ISBN: 9780132346498 0132346494
OCLC Number: 173299068
Description: xix, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Why and How This Book Was Written --
Introduction. What Education Is About --
pt. 1. Where Today's Educational System Fails --
1. Learning and Teaching --
2. The Classroom Environment --
3. Subjects and Disciplines --
4. The New World --
5. Antidemocratic Schooling --
6. Factors That Resist Change --
pt. 2. Factors That Contribute to Education --
7. The Environment a Developed Society Provides for Individual Realization --
8. The Special Demands the Environment of a Liberal Democracy Places on Individual Realization --
9. What Individuals Contribute to Their Own Education --
10. The Place of Arts --
pt. 3. Envisioning Ideal Lifelong Education --
11. Why, and How, We Should Be Envisioning an Ideal Educational Environment --
12. The Preschool Years --
13. A New Look at Schools K-12 --
14. The College and University Experience --
15. Education and the Working Life --
16. Taking "Retire" Out of Retirement --
pt. 4. Excursus: Funding Ideal Schools --
Appendix. Sudbury Valley School --
Postscript --
Endnotes Index --
187.
Responsibility: Russell L. Ackoff, Daniel Greenberg.
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