The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need---And What We Can Do about It (Compact Disc)

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By Tony Wagner, Paul Costanzo (Narrated by)
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Description


In The Global Achievement Gap, education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. With insights gained from visits to classrooms in leading suburban schools, he analyzes performance by considering the skills needed to get a good job and become a productive citizen. Highlighting discussions with young people and the adults who work with them, Wagner also explains the ways in which today's generation is differently motivated to excel.A manifesto for the twenty-first century, The Global Achievement Gap is a must-listen for anyone interested in seeing our young people achieve their full potential.

About the Author


Tony Wagner is codirector of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the author of "Making the Grade."

Educated at Juilliard, Paul Costanzo has brought the sensitivity and nuance of a classical music background to the world of voice acting for over twenty-five years. He was chosen by "New York Times" bestselling author Catherine Coulter to record titles in her FBI series, and "AudioFile" magazine has called his narration "Superb."

Praise For…


"This book deserves to be powerfully influential." ---Mel Levine



Product Details
ISBN: 9781452605531
ISBN-10: 145260553X
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: December 19th, 2011
Language: English