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Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780071749107

ISBN10:
0071749101
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/20/2010
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill

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Summary

Clay Christensen's groundbreaking bestselling work in education now updated and expanded, including a new chapter on Christensen's seminal "Jobs to Be Done" theory applied to education.

According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn doesn't always match up with the way we are taught. If we hope to stay competitive-academically, economically, and technologically-we need to rethink our understanding of intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate our commitment to learning. In other words, we need "disruptive innovation."

Now, in his long-awaited new book, Clayton M. Christensen and coauthors Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson take one of the most important issues of our time-education-and apply Christensen's now-famous theories of "disruptive" change using a wide range of real-life examples. Whether you're a school administrator, government official, business leader, parent, teacher, or entrepreneur, you'll discover surprising new ideas, outside-the-box strategies, and straight-A success stories. You'll learn how:

-Customized learning will help many more students succeed in school

-Student-centric classrooms will increase the demand for new technology

-Computers must be disruptively deployed to every student

-Disruptive innovation can circumvent roadblocks that have prevented other attempts at school reform

-We can compete in the global classroom-and get ahead in the global market

Filled with fascinating case studies, scientific findings, and unprecedented insights on how innovation must be managed, Disrupting Class will open your eyes to new possibilities, unlock hidden potential, and get you to think differently. Professor Christensen and his coauthors provide a bold new lesson in innovation that will help you make the grade for years to come.

"Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America's K-12 education system needs--a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve students and bring our schools into the 21st Century. Unlike so many education 'reforms,' this is not small-bore stuff. For that reason alone, it's likely to be resisted by defenders of the status quo, even though it's necessary and right for our kids. We owe it to them to make sure this book isn't merely a terrific read; it must become a blueprint for educational transformation."-Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education

"A brilliant teacher, Christensen brings clarity to a muddled and chaotic world of education." -Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great

“Just as iTunes revolutionized the music industry, technology has the potential to transform education in America so that every one of the nation’s 50 million students receives a high quality education. Disrupting Class is a must-read, as it shows us how we can blaze that trail toward transformation.”-Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida

The future is now. Class is in session.

Author Biography

Author Information
Clayton M. Christensen (Belmont, MA)
is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is author or coauthor of five books including the New York Times bestseller, The Innovator's Dilemma.
Curtis Johnson is a writer and consultant who has served as a college president, head of a public policy research organization, and chief of staff to governor Arne Carlson of Minnesota.
Michael Horn is the cofounder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. 1
Randall Circle High Schoolp. 19
Why Schools Struggle to Teach Differently When Each Student Learns Differentlyp. 21
Making the Shift: Schools Meet Society's Jobsp. 43
Crammed Classroom Computersp. 71
Disruptively Deploying Computersp. 89
The System for Student-Centric Learningp. 121
The Impact of the Earliest Years on Student's Successp. 147
Why So Many Students Seem Unmotivatedp. 159
Improving Education Researchp. 183
Organizing to Innovatep. 205
Conclusionp. 241
Indexp. 249
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