This book by noted futurist, David Houle, is a "call to action" for people who are part of a growing movement concerned about education in America and who are committing time and effort toward its transformation. This book is not the answer, but a call to action, an offering of a vision and a necessary expansion of the creative discussion to formulate the solution so essential to the ongoing vitality of our country. The book will look at the roots of American education, the current landscape, and the forces and dynamics that are pushing inevitable change in education for our children. Transformation of education is inevitable and asking the right questions, expanding our vision and starting to do something now are key elements the author outlines.
Politicians, principals, school superintendents, and education foundation executives as well as parents should be reading this book as an enabler for their points of view about the need to change K-12 education in the years ahead.
1. A Quick Look Back
2. The Current Landscape of Education in America
3. A Look Ahead
5. Why Transformation Is the Only Path
6. Working on the Shift Ed Vision
7. Ask the Right Questions
8. Expand the Vision
9. Start Now!