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    DescriptionA 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 agoWhy technology will make classrooms more human and teachers more importantHow and why we can afford to pay educators the same as other professionalsHow we can bring creativity and true human interactivity back to learningWhy 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.

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    The One World Schoolhouse
    Education Reimagined
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Salman Khan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 259
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781455508372
    ISBN 10: 1455508373

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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JNQ
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    DC21: 371.3344678
    B&T General Subject: 340
    BIC subject category V2: JNF
    BISAC V2.8: EDU039000
    B&T Approval Code: A37202000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU012000, EDU030000
    B&T Approval Code: A37303500
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU041000
    DC22: 371.3344678, 371.33/44678
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    LC classification: LB1044.87 .K485 2012
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    Publication date
    30 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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. Khan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was president of his class, and three degrees from MIT.
    Review quote
    "Sal Khan has developed the best and most cost-efficient way to use technology to bring high quality education, creativity and innovation to all countries, including the poorest." "Carlos Slim Helu""