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The Unfinished Revolution


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The biological model of learning; learning in the 21st century; the economy and the learning needs of children; how mass education eclipsed apprenticeship; scientific schooling for an industrial age; the struggle of ideas; bid is better; the case for working smarter, not just harder; England - a case study of a one-size-fits-all education system; making the leap from instruction and schools to learning and community.

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John Abbott is president of the 21st Century Learning Initiative, a transnational association of educational researchers and practitioners. Following a long career as a teacher and headteacher in England, Abbott became director of Education 2000, spearheading nine community-wide education projects around the UK. In his current role he has lectured around the world on new understandings about learning. He spent four years in Washington DC and now lives with his family in Bath, England. Abbott's previous books include Learning Makes Sense (1994) and The Child is Father of the Man: How Humans Learn and Why (1999). Terry Ryan is senior researcher for the 21st Century Learning Initiative. After receiving his Masters Degree in political economy in 1994, he worked with educational reformers and students in Poland, and co-authored a book on Polish history, The Shadows of the Past (2000), with former Solidarity leader Wiktor Kulerski. Ryan lives in Virginia, USA, with his wife and baby daughter.

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