Educational futuristics_a creative mix of dynamic pedagogy and evolving futuristics_offers KD12 professionals, parents of school-age children, and youngsters alike a new tool for upgrading the learning that significantly shapes our future. This book makes a case for its empowering employ, offers over twenty pragmatic classroom exercises, warns against employment mistakes, calls for a paradigm shift in KD12 education, and details ways to get there from here. Building on a the previous book by the author (Anticipate the School You Want), this new book responds to questions raised by readers of that book and adds ideas from eleven experts. Unique on the shelf of KD12 advocacy material, Creating the School You Want recommends long-overdue attention to tomorrow_to ways of making, studying, assessing, and employing forecasts the better to assure a finer tomorrow.
Arthur B. Shostak taught sociology courses for forty-two years; wrote or edited thirty-three books; consulted with school systems and teacher unions here and abroad; led the oldest city chapter of the World Future Society; developed Internet discussion groups on educational futuristics (Edutopia/FacultyRow); and in 2006, received from the American Sociological Association the annual Award for a Distinguished Career in Sociological Practice.