Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education

Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education

By: John E. Chubb (author), Terry M. Moe (author)Hardback

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Technology can revolutionize schools ??? if we let it Imagine a cyber-school in an old steel mill where students from distant cities log in to learn. Or a Midwest charter school with state-of-the-art learning labs, where kids use laptops to manage their work. Here, learning happens across time zones, teachers are entrepreneurs, and innovation is commonplace. But for the majority of schools, this reality is blocked by politics-as-usual and untouchables such as teachers' unions. The authors challenge us to make much-needed changes--or be left in the dust of the global economy. Terry M. Moe (Stanford, CA) is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and professor of political science at Stanford University. John E. Chubb (Short Hills, NJ), formerly senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, is now Managing Director of ???The Edison Learning Institute.

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About Author

Terry M.Moe is the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, a senior fellow atthe Hoover Institution, and a member of Hoover's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. John E. Chubb is founder and Chief Development Officer of EdisonLearning, which partners with school districts and charter schools nationwide to improve student achievement. Dr. Chubb is also a member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. Moe and Chubb are the coauthors of Politics, Markets, and America's Schools.

Contents

The Authors. Preface. 1. The Seeds of Change. 2. The Need for Achievement. 3. The Politics of Blocking. 4. Technology on All Fronts. 5. The Resistance. 6. A New Era. Notes. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780470442142
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780470442142
  • weight: 432
  • ISBN10: 047044214X

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