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Learning from Extremes

Brief Description

In the next few decades, hundreds of millions of young, poor families will migrate to cities in the developing world in search of work and opportunity. Education provides them with a shared sense of hope. Many will be the first generation in their families to go to school. It is vital that the hopes they invest are not disappointed. 

Yet even in the developed world, education systems that were established more than a century ago still under-perform, mainly because they fail to reach and motivate large portions of the population. These ingrained problems of low aspiration and achievement among the most disinvested communities in the developed world are proving resistant to traditional treatment.

WISE: Innovation in Education

By Charles Leadbeater

Brief Description

Innovation in Education explores the work of 16 pioneers around the world who have developed new, effective approaches to education that work at scale. These pioneers are almost all drawn from applicants for awards from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). By tracing the story of how these pioneering innovations came about, developed, spread and grew to scale, the book aims to raise awareness of why innovation in education is needed, where it comes from and how it can be generated.

Reinventing Organizations

By Frederic Laloux

Brief Description

The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Deep inside, we sense that more is possible. We long for soulful workplaces, for authenticity, community, passion, and purpose.

In this groundbreaking book, the author shows that every time, in the past, when humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness, it has achieved extraordinary breakthroughs in collaboration. A new shift in consciousness is currently underway. Could it help us invent a more soulful and purposeful way to run our businesses and nonprofits, schools and hospitals?

A few pioneers have already cracked the code and they show us, in practical detail, how it can be done. Leaders, founders, coaches, and consultants will find this work a joyful handbook, full of insights, examples, and inspiring stories. (Source)
 

 

Cultures of Creativity

Science History Pubns

Brief Description

Published in conjunction with the Centennial Exhibit of the Nobel Prize, this collection of essays and historical photos explores the achievements of Nobel Laureates from diverse fields and describes the inspirational milieus in which they worked. First published in Sweden in April 2000, under the title MSnniskor, milj÷er och kreativitet: Nobelpriset 100 ar . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Deschooling Society

By Ivan Illich

Brief description

Deschooling Society (1971) is a critical discourse on education as practised in modern economies. It is a book that brought Ivan Illich to public attention. Full of detail on programs and concerns, the book gives examples of the ineffectual nature of institutionalized education. Illich posited self-directed education, supported by intentional social relations in fluid informal arrangements. (Source)