In this episode, Dr. Yong Zhao, a leading voice in the globalization of education, talks about his new book, What Works May Hurt - Side Effects in Education, and why we must stop searching for the panacea to education reform. From his new book, Dr. Zhao says that policymakers often overprescribe solutions to fix education while underestimating the power of kids to create their own changes in a new “personalizable” model for learning. Dr. Zhao also talks about the impact of Steve Jobs and America’s entrepreneurial spirit that has produced a new “black collar” workforce through technology and innovative solutions. He closes by discussing his thoughts on what’s missing in Project-Based Learning and why we must think differently about College and Career Readiness initiatives in our schools. Twitter: @YongZhaoEd. Website: www.zhaolearning.com.
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