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Tony Wagner’s groundbreaking bestseller—“a road map for parents who want to sculpt their children into innovative thinkers” (USA TODAY) and a guide for “an employer looking to have a pipeline of creative talent” (Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO).

Harvard education expert Tony Wagner explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apple’s first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere. Play, passion, and purpose: These are the forces that drive young innovators.

Wagner takes readers into the most forward-thinking schools, colleges, and workplaces in the country, where teachers and employers are developing cultures of innovation based on collaboration, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and intrinsic motivation. The result is a timely, provocative, and inspiring manifesto that offers crucial insight into creating the change makers of tomorrow.

About the Author

Tony Wagner recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard. Prior to this, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade.

 

Tony consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility.

 

Tony is also a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author. His work includes numerous articles and five books. Tony's latest, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, will be published in April 2012 by Simon & Schuster. His recent book, 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 has been a bestseller and is being translated into Chinese. Tony's other titles include: Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools, Making the

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ISBN:
9781451611519
Author:
Wagner, Tony
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
innovation, eductor, students, economics, global, America, future, The Global Achievement Gap, school culture, curiosity, creativity, collaboration, management, business leaders, change, creativity, parenting, skills, education system, business, Change Le
Subject:
innovation, eductor, students, economics, global, America, future, The Global Achievement Gap, school culture, curiosity, creativity, collaboration, management, business leaders, change, creativity, parenting, skills, education system, business, Change Le
Subject:
innovation, eductor, students, economics, global, America, future, The Global Achievement Gap, school culture, curiosity, creativity, collaboration, management, business leaders, change, creativity, parenting, skills, education system, business, Change Le
Subject:
Educational Reform
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Subject:
education; education policy; innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation in schools; higher education; The Global Achievement Gap; The Finland Phenomenon; global education; leadership; parenting; business; Change Leadership Group; Harvard Graduate School of
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20150231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Reinventing America's Schools</I>, and <I>How Scho
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
228.6 x 152.4 mm

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