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Turning learning right side up : putting education back on track

Author: Russell Lincoln Ackoff; Daniel Asher Greenberg
Publisher: Upper Sadddle River : Wharton School Publishing, cop. 2008.
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In the year's most provocative conversation, legendary systems scientist Dr. Ackoff and education innovator Greenberg offer a radically new path forward and take on the very deepest questions about  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Lincoln Ackoff; Daniel Asher Greenberg
ISBN: 9780132346498 0132346494
OCLC Number: 750550011
Description: XIX, [1], 196 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: About the Authors ix Preface: Why, and How, This Book Was Written xii Introduction: What Education Is About xiii Part 1: Where Today's Educational System Fails 1 Chapter 1: Learning and Teaching 3 Chapter 2: The Classroom Environment 23 Chapter 3: Subjects and Disciplines 39 Chapter 4: The New World 49 Chapter 5: Antidemocratic Schooling 65 Chapter 6: Factors That Resist Change 71 Part 2: Factors That Contribute to Education 77 Chapter 7: The Environment a Developed Society Provides for Individual Realization 79 Chapter 8: The Special Demands the Environment of a Liberal Democracy Places on Individual Realization 91 Chapter 9: What Individuals Contribute to Their Own Education 99 Chapter 10: The Place of Arts 107 Part 3: Envisioning Ideal Lifelong Education 119 Chapter 11: Why, and How, We Should Be Envisioning an Ideal Educational Environment 121 Chapter 12: The Preschool Years 125 Chapter 13: A New Look at Schools K-12 135 Chapter 14: The College and University Experience 139 Chapter 15: Education and the Working Life 147 Chapter 16: Taking "Retire" Out of Retirement 151 Part 4: Excursus: Funding Ideal Schools 153 Appendix: Sudbury Valley School 159 Postscript 173 Endnotes 175 Index 187
Responsibility: Russell L. Ackoff, Daniel Greenberg.

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