Week 20

Seeing the Future That Has Already Happened

Turmoil in Education

Introduction

I had the good fortune to meet Nobel laureate Kenneth G. Wilson and his colleague Constance Barsky during the summer of 2009. After Wilson left Cornell University in 1988 he became very interested in applying Drucker’s work on systematic innovation to education. He spent twenty years, from 1988 to 2008, at The Ohio State University conducting research on a paradigm shift in learning theory applied to education. Ken’s book Redesigning Education (Teachers College Press, New York, 1994), written with Bennett Davis, calls for a process of systematic innovation in our nation’s schools.

Marie Clay worked with the faculty of The Ohio State University during the ...

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