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 utilise 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.
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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To the non-specialist Khan's book will be full of revaluations. I found it interesting. The one key idea I took away from this is the idea of combining grades in one class with multiple teachers. This is a really interesting idea.
Khan's analysis suffers from the lack of an underlying philosophy. Anyone messing with education needs to let people know where they are going, ie epistemic underpinnings. None are present as is the lack of a sociological element, ie what happens when kids spend ages in front of screens. Khan Academy is funded by big business, Google, Microsoft etc. The implications of this require some thoughtful analysis.
Overall worth a read. I'd read Weapons of Mass Instruction also by Gatto.