book - The Global Achievement Gap - component 2
The author emphasizes that a systemic change is required in order for students to receive the education they need to function in the 21st century. He explores the way school has been taught in the past, and how he believes that the education profession needs to be reinvented to continue to be relevant. Wagner examines the effects of standardized testing and explores innovative programs being used in some schools today. He also explains the seven survival skills students must have to thrive in the current global knowledge economy.