Kieran Egan is professor of education at Simon Fraser
University, British Columbia. A recipient of the Grawemeyer Award
in Education, he is also author of the best-selling book The
Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape Our Understanding and
many other books and articles about education.
One of the most highly regarded educational theorists of our time
explains that the ideas upon which public education was founded-and
which continue to dominate our educational thinking-are wrong.
Kieran Egan diagnoses our school problems in a radically different
way, shows why our attempts at reform are doomed, and offers
promising, novel alternatives.
"As we have come to expect from Kieran Egan, this book is full of brilliant insights. He has a great gift for posing fundamental, yet non-obvious, questions in such a way that we find some of our most deeply held assumptions up for grabs."-James Wertsch, Washington University