Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today Education - Our Children - Their Futures

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2015-08-13
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Education
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'It's time to focus on the needs of our children, not the whims of our politicians, to provide a way forward for a new landscape in education.'

Is our education system working?
What future are we preparing our children for?
What future do we NEED to prepare our children for?
Are we at risk of failing a generation?

In this updated edition of renowned education speaker Richard Gerver's book we are faced with these worrying questions and many more regarding the schools our children are attending, the curriculum they are following and the testing system used to catagorise them. In this rousing call for educational revolution, Richard argues passionately that we must fight harder for our children's futures and we must do it today!

Richard describes the strategies he used when he was brought in as head teacher to turn around Grange Primary school. It was there that he implemented his vision for a school system that caters for every child; a system that helps nurture self-confidence, self-worth, creativity, innovative thinking, team-working and communication skills - all key employability skills that children will need in the fast-moving world of technology and information they are growing up in.

Richard is now the second most successful education speaker in the world behind Sir Ken Robinson, who describes Richard as 'one of the clearest and most passionate voices for radical change in education' and wrote the foreword for this book. Richard has updated Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today based on his visits to schools on every continent, his conversations on education with teachers and industry-leading visionaries such as Steve Wozniak, and in the context of an education system that he fears is forgetting the future we need to prepare our children for.

Reforms, tweaks and new policies are not enough a radical transformation is needed. If you read only one Education manifesto in the next year, this is it!

Join the conversation: #Edvision

Author Biography

Richard Gerver is an internationally renowned education speaker and expert. He has done a TED talk in Brazil and was a keynote speaker at BETT this year. He is the author of the bestselling title CHANGE, published by Penguin in 2013. He was formerly Headteacher of the internationally respected Grange Primary School in Long Eaton, UK, where he put into action his passionate belief in child-centric learning that focuses on experience and context. A former National Teaching Award winner, Richard has been described as one of the most innovative and inspirational school leaders of our time by Sir Ken Robinson.

Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognised leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and business and a bestselling author. His famous TED talk in 2006 is the most viewed talk in TED's history and his talks have been viewed over 25million times reaching an estimated 250 million people in 150 countries.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Sir Ken Robinson
Preface - The Moral Imperative
Section One: The Challenge

1: Our children, their futures/ 2: Tomorrow's natives/ 3: Selling school/ 4: Encouraging the mistake makers/ 5: Who is school for/ 6: What should we teach?/ 7: Learning that matters/ 8: An end to factory schooling/ 9: For their futures?/ 10: Making school magical!/ 11: Beyond only schools /12: The way forward?

Section Two: The Way it Could Be

Ch 13 - Creating The Vision
The thinking behind the 'Grange way'

Ch 14 - Developing the Whole Child
Putting personal development at the heart of the process

Ch 15 - Beyond Subjects
Developing a thematic approach

Ch 16 - The Grangeton Project
Creating three dimensional learning

Ch 17 - A Curriculum of all the Talents
Nurturing every individual and finding what makes them tick

Ch 18 - Into the Unknown
Moving forward from the book

Afterword - Leading into the Unknown
Bibliography and References

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