The Future of Education: Reimagining Our Schools from the Ground Up by Kieran EganThe Future of Education: Reimagining Our Schools from the Ground Up by Kieran Egan

The Future of Education: Reimagining Our Schools from the Ground Up

byKieran Egan

Paperback | March 9, 2010

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This engaging book presents a frontal attack on current forms of schooling and a radical rethinking of the whole education process. Kieran Egan, a prize-winning scholar and innovative thinker, does not rail against teachers, administrators, or politicians for the failures of the school. Instead he argues that education today is built on a set of mutually exclusive goals that are destined to defeat our best efforts.

Egan explores the three big ideas and aims of education—academic, social, and developmental growth—and exposes their flaws and fundamental incompatibility. He then proposes and describes a process called Imaginative Education that would dramatically change teaching and curriculum while delivering the skills and understanding that we all want our children to acquire. His speculative narrative of education from 2010 to 2060—executed with wit and verve—shows how we might very well get there from here.

Kieran Egan is professor of education, Simon Fraser University, and author of Getting It Wrong from the Beginning. He lives in Vancouver.
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Title:The Future of Education: Reimagining Our Schools from the Ground UpFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.06 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:March 9, 2010Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300164599

ISBN - 13:9780300164596

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Winner of the 2011 AACTE Outstanding Book Award given by the American Associate of Colleges for Teacher Education