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Improving schools is one of modern society’s most vexing challenges. Khan Academy founder Salman Khan, something of a rock star in education, offers a compelling set of instructions. Test less and demand more. Drop summer vacation. Stop wasting time in useless lectures. End tracking. Prove that with the right instruction, even slow kids can excel. While Khan’s prescriptions are intriguing, at times he seems to overestimate school systems’ abilities to change. Still, given his pioneering role as founder of Khan Academy – a nonprofit offering free online lessons – his fascinating analysis, if somewhat radical in parts, provides many possible solutions. getAbstract recommends his discussion to teachers, students, parents and policy makers seeking a fresh look at educational reform.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What flaws undermine traditional schooling,
  • How Khan Academy created a new schooling model and
  • How Salman Khan’s 10 strategies can make schooling more effective.
 

About the Author

Salman Khan, a former hedge fund analyst, founded Khan Academy, a website offering free lessons in math, science, computer programming and other topics.

 

Summary

Education in a Postmodern World
Schools still operate as they have since the early 1900s. Education overemphasizes memorization, and focuses too little on creative thinking and analytical skills. Too many teachers think that lecturing equals teaching – as if people are wired to learn ...

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