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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tony Wagner Narrator: Paul Costanzo Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781452675534
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In The Global Achievement Gap, education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. With insights gained from visits to classrooms in leading suburban schools, he analyzes performance by considering the skills needed to get a good job and become a productive citizen. Highlighting discussions with young people and the adults who work with them, Wagner also explains the ways in which today's generation is differently motivated to excel.A manifesto for the twenty-first century, The Global Achievement Gap is a must-listen for anyone interested in seeing our young people achieve their full potential. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Paul Costanzo has a deep, authoritative voice that guides us through this book while keeping it fresh and engaging.”


  • This book deserves to be powerfully influential. Mel Levine
  • “Tony Wagner is not just talking about our schools here—he is talking about the future our nation.”

    Keith R. McFarland, author of The Breakthrough Company

  • “This is a very important book for anyone who cares about preparing young people for success in a rapidly changing global society. Every school board member, administrator, teacher, and parent in the nation should [listen to] this book.”

    Anne L. Bryant, executive director, National School Boards Association

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Olmsted | 4/15/2013

    " Excellent read if you are concerned about where our high school education system is headed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snyder | 11/24/2012

    " Like so many books written today--some good ideas and information expanded to fill the expected number of pages. The first couple of chapters are the best and it does get you thinking about the different skills that need to be taught to today's students. "

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About the Author
Author Tony Wagner

Tony Wagner is codirector of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the author of Change Leadership, Making the Grade, and How Schools Change. He consults to schools and foundations and served as senior adviser to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has also appeared on the Today show and NPR. A former high school teacher and principal, Wagner lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Paul Costanzo earned both his BA and MA from Juilliard in trumpet performance. As a freelance performer his musical credits range from the Metropolitan to the San Francisco Symphony. He has also been a voice actor for over twenty years and has performed numerous radio commercials, television promos, and narrations for major corporations nationwide. As an audiobook narrator and director, he records regularly for Brilliance Audio, Tantor Media, and Deyan Audio.