The One World Schoolhouse

The One World Schoolhouse

By Salman Khan

  • Release Date: 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Education
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A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the 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, into a worldwide phenomenon. Today millions of students, parents, and teachers use the Khan Academy's free videos and software, which have expanded to encompass nearly every conceivable subject; and Academy techniques are being employed with exciting results in a growing number of classrooms around the globe.

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. Schools seek his advice about connecting to students in a digital age, and people of all ages and backgrounds flock to the site to utilize this fresh approach to learning.

In THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE, Khan presents his radical vision for the future of education, as well as his own remarkable story, for the first time. In these pages, you will discover, among other things:

How both students and teachers are being bound by a broken top-down model invented in Prussia two 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 and ingeniously revived by tools like the Khan Academy, could offer the best opportunity to level the playing field, and to give all of our children a world-class education now.

More than just a solution, THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE serves as a call for free, universal, global education, and an explanation of how Khan's simple yet revolutionary thinking can help achieve this inspiring goal.

Reviews

  • MLG

    5
    By No body likes stamps
    10/10 Would read again
  • Insightful

    5
    By Alaina Hartley
    Salman Khan's an all-around inspirational guy, and his approach to education is fresh.
  • Math Teacher

    4
    By Abooknsd
    This is an entertaining and thought provoking book. It challenges the traditional educational process. Sal has many opinions and ideas that fix current ineffective strategies. Sal eloquently reveals many critical problems with a traditional math class and education in general. While some solutions seem like a pipe dream, as Sal seems to want to buck the system, others can be applied immediately to a classroom. This is a must read for math educators of all levels!
  • Incredible!

    5
    By Fwidget
    This is one of the best books I have ever read! I only wish he had written it twenty years earlier so I could have benefited from it sooner. Anyone who educates or plans on continuing their education (ideally everyone) would benefit from reading this book.
  • Human - Computer Symbiosis

    5
    By jbalance
    Great book all the way around; Sal's vision for the future of education is an evidence-based fresh idea. Maybe it is what J. C. R. Licklider had in mind for ideal human-computer interactions, applied to education. It's a simple, effective and free solution to the problem of receiving a good education - any where in the world.
  • Thank you, Sal!

    5
    By alpal2
    A free world class education for anyone, anywhere. The vision, laid out by the man with the plan, Sal Khan. Thank you to the team behind Khan Academy. Y'all are the best - right over here.

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