Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Curtis W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn (Hardback, 2010)
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- DescriptionClay Christensen's groundbreaking bestselling work in education w updated and expanded, including a new chapter on Christensen's seminal Jobs to Be Done theory applied to education. Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America's K-12 education system needs--a well thought-through proposal for using techlogy to better serve students and bring our schools into the 21st Century. Unlike so many education 'reforms,' this is t 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, techlogy 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 Goverr of Florida 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, ecomically, and techlogically-we need to rethink our understanding of intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate our commitment to learning. In other words, we need disruptive invation. 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 w-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 techlogy Computers must be disruptively deployed to every student Disruptive invation 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 invation 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 invation that will help you make the grade for years to come. The future is w. Class is in session.
- Author BiographyAuthor Information Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on innovation and growth. He is author or coauthor of five books including the New York Times bestsellers, The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution. Michael Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. He holds an AB from Yale and an MBA from Harvard. Curtis Johnson, once a teacher and later a college president, is a writer and consultant. He was head of the public policy research organization that launched the idea of chartered schools and chief of staff to former governor Arne Carlson of Minnesota. Co-author of three books on how metropolitan regions have to adapt to new realities to be successful places, Johnson is a partner with the Citistates Group and the managing partner of Education Evolving, a project of the Center for Policy Studies. He is a graduate of Baylor University with a PhD from the College of Education at the University of Texas.
- Author(s)Clayton M. Christensen,Curtis W. Johnson,Michael B. Horn
- PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Date of Publication01/10/2010
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcGraw-Hill Professional
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight533 g
- Width162 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Edition StatementExpanded ed of 2nd revised ed
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