The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

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Hodder & Stoughton, Sep 27, 2012 - Business & Economics - 272 pages

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 utilise 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.

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.

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User Review  - cavernism - www.librarything.com

lots of stuff I agree with here: -Doing away with grades- students progress to the next after they have mastered a concept -watching lectures independently, doing individual and group problem solving ... Read full review

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User Review  - untraveller - LibraryThing

Two things: I cannot say that I have had thoughts along all of these lines before, but for some of them I have. Nearly eight years of college and I was so sick of it that I just stopped the process ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Salman Khan was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, to immigrant parents from India and Bangladesh. Before founding the Khan Academy, he was a hedge fund analyst. He's also worked in venture capital and engineering at Oracle and several Silicon Valley start-ups. Sal holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was president of his class, and three degrees from MIT. www.khanacademy.org