The One World Schoolhouse

July 30, 2013

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

by Salman Khan

A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, worldwide.

 

Like many innovators, Khan rethinks existing assumptions and imagines what education could be if freed from them. And his core idea --liberating teachers from lecturing and state-mandated calendars and opening up class time for truly human interaction -- has become his life's passion.

 

In The One World Schoolhouse, Khan presents his radical vision for the future of education. You will discover, among other things:

 

  • How both students and teachers are being bound by a broken top-down model invented in Prussia centuries ago

  • Why technology will make classrooms more human and teachers more important

  • How and why we can afford to pay educators the same as other professionals

  • How we can bring creativity and true human interactivity back to learning

  • Why we should be very optimistic about the future of learning.

 

Parents and politicians routinely bemoan the state of our education system. Statistics suggest we've fallen behind the rest of the world in literacy, math, and sciences. With a shrewd reading of history, Khan explains how this crisis presented itself, and why a return to "mastery learning," abandoned in the twentieth century, could offer an opportunity to level the playing field, and to give all of our children a world-class education now.

 

- adapted and revised from publisher

 

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