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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (461 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Salman Khan Narrator: Salman Khan Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, has written what is destined to become one of the most influential books about education in our time.

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 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 ago

• Why technology will make classrooms more human and teachers more important

• How and why we can afford to pay educators the same as other professionals

• How we can bring creativity and true human interactivity back to learning

• Why 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Since its founding in 2006, Sal Khan’s project—the Khan academy—has revolutionized our thinking on the potential and promise of unfettered, open-access online education. In his new book The One World Schoolhouse, Khan presents his vision and blueprint for how online technology can, and should, play an integral role in educating communities across the globe, closing the opportunity gap and providing high-quality education for all.”

    Al Gore

  • “This book is a must-read for those providing real education to our children in this new age of technology.”

    Muhammed Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank, and the 2006 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

  • “Sal Khan’s passion and innovation is transforming learning for millions of students worldwide. The One World Schoolhouse is a must-read for all who are committed to improving education so students everywhere can gain the skills and knowledge to be successful in school, careers and life.”

    George Lucas

  • “I discovered Sal Khan and Khan Academy like most other people—by using these incredible tools with my own kids. Sal Khan’s vision and energy for how technology could fundamentally transform education is contagious. He’s a true pioneer in integrating technology and learning. I’m happy that, through this book, even more people will be introduced to this groundbreaking innovator.”

    Bill Gates

  • “Sal Khan makes a powerful argument for fundamentally rethinking the way we teach and learn. The One World Schoolhouse illuminates the tremendous potential for online, universal education to enable any child, anywhere in the world, to succeed—not only in school, but in shaping our future.”

    Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dennis Stimson | 2/17/2014

    " Very encouraging and insightful. Highly recommend this book! Good common sense and uplifting:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle Lampinen | 2/14/2014

    " Totally utopian, naive, and idealistic. Which basically means perfect for me. Khan puts into words so many of my thoughts. He'll have naysayers, to be sure, but so what? To paraphrase him, there's value in aiming high and falling short. Not everyone will love this book, but I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Racingmom | 2/7/2014

    " As a homeschooling mother, I agree with much of what Sal says and am impressed with his ambition. His detailed description of how The One World Schoolhouse would work, is a HUGE improvement over the current state of education on the western world today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian Johnson | 2/2/2014

    " Looking forward to a revolutionize education system. "

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