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Anticipate the School You Want: Futurizing K-12 Education Arthur Shostak

Anticipate the School You Want: Futurizing K-12 Education

Arthur Shostak

Published August 16th 2008
ISBN : 9781578868544
Hardcover
157 pages
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Across America, especially in the aftermath of 9/11, parents rely on K12 schooling to prepare their children for the shocks, the perils, and especially the bright possibilities that are part of our warp-speed future. A new generation of schoolMoreAcross America, especially in the aftermath of 9/11, parents rely on K12 schooling to prepare their children for the shocks, the perils, and especially the bright possibilities that are part of our warp-speed future. A new generation of school staffers is forging a fresh learning partnership with youngsters for whom creative computer-based schooling is as natural as breathing. Together, these staffers and students seek empowering ways to draw on futuristics, a pedagogy that makes the most of the study of tomorrow. Anticipate the School You Want offers pragmatic program ideas, along with many operational hints. Additionally, it shares a blueprint for developing the nations first high school of the future and a design for conducting a biannual Futures Fair. America urgently needs an educational pathway for developing long-range forecasters, and Shostak provides recommendations for reaching that pathway. Strengthened by numerous annotated citations for articles, books, and Web sites, the book enables school staffers to draw on futuristics as they have always wanted to ably, confidently, and with confidence that it makes a desirable, lasting difference.