The One World School House – Education Reimagined which is destined to become one of the influential book written on education in our times.
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.
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.
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.