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Education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the context of the global knowledge economy and analyzes the skills necessary for our young people to succeed.

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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.

"Narrator Paul Costanzo has a deep, authoritative voice that guides us through this book while keeping it fresh and engaging." ---AudioFile

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

"Tony Wagner is not just talking about our schools here---he is talking about the future our nation." ---Keith R. McFarland, author of Breakthrough Company

"This is a VERY important book for anyone who cares about preparing young people for success in a rapidly changing global society. Every school board member, administrator, teacher and parent in the nation should [listen to] this book." ---Anne L. Bryant, Executive Director, National School Boards Association

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

Author Tony Wagner

Narrated by Paul Costanzo

Publication date Dec 19, 2011

Running time 11 hrs

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