The New Education: How To Revolutionize The University To Prepare Students For A World In Flux by Cathy N. DavidsonThe New Education: How To Revolutionize The University To Prepare Students For A World In Flux by Cathy N. Davidson

The New Education: How To Revolutionize The University To Prepare Students For A World In Flux

byCathy N. Davidson

Hardcover | September 5, 2017

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"The most important book I have read in many years."
-Tony Wagner, Harvard University i-lab Expert in Residence, author of Creating Innovators
A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change

Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.

Cathy N. Davidson directs the Futures Initiative at CUNY. She is the author of many books, including Now You See It, and has written for the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company, among others. Davidson lives in New York, NY.
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Title:The New Education: How To Revolutionize The University To Prepare Students For A World In FluxFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.62 × 6.5 × 1.25 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465079725

ISBN - 13:9780465079728

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"Cathy N. Davidson offers us an inspiring and lucid explanation of how we got the educational system we have and how to build the one our students and our country needs and deserves. A must-read for those interested in higher education."-Diana Taylor, president, Modern Language Association, and university professor, New York University