Education VOL.1, NO.12 – Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums

Charles Leadbeater says, “We need a global wave of social entrepreneurship to create highly motivating, low cost ways to learn at scale in the developing world.” He’s right.

We also need a wave of social entrepreneurship at the margins of the US educational system. Leadbeater talks about the need for radicalization. Education must pull students into engagement and stimulate enthusiasm in ways that our traditional model does not. We cannot expect to successfully push a curriculum that feels highly irrelevant to the living situation of many students.

This video, unlike some other in the series, offers a summary of many of the concepts expressed in this volume of Education at the Margins. In Volume Two we will be exploring real world applications. Become familiar with the concepts here and return.

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