Louisvile, KY, June 16, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- May 26, 2010.Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The End of School: How a Fundamental Change in the Way We Teach Could Save the World, and How the Internet is Already Making It Happen by Matthew Cooper. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the education administration category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/theendofschool was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
The solution to virtually every problem that the world faces in this pivotal age, this epochal turning point in the collective history of humanity, will depend more and more on the rational and informed cooperation of hundreds of millions of individuals.
Our generation has seen a more rapid and wide-ranging spread of democracy than any generation in the past. The absolutely essential cornerstone of that democracy is education, and the essence of education, in turn, is the empowerment of the individual. And yet, individualism without responsibility is anarchy.
The challenge of modern education is to bring these two elements together in a new structure that returns the freedom of choice and responsibility to the individual. The way forward lies in taking advantage of the most modern developments in information technology joined with the best features of education as it once was, when it was still in the hands of individuals.
This book shows how we can build a new system of education that marries the best of the past with the brightest promise of the future.
218 pages in length, The End of School: How a Fundamental Change in the Way We Teach Could Save the World, and How the Internet is Already Making It Happen is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the education administration category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The End of School meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $21.95.
Additionally, The End of School can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/theendofschool.
About the author:
Matthew Cooper was born in Athens, Georgia, in 1957 and attended normal public schools until the ninth grade. He abruptly stopped going to school and traveled by himself over the United States, hitchhiking and advancing his own education with reading and self-guided study. He took the test for the GED in 1976 and attended college off and on while doing a wide variety of jobs.
Starting in 1983, he taught English in Turkey, Hawaii, Japan, and Kentucky, mostly in private arrangements, but also in the public schools of Japan and the United States. He got a Master’s Degree in Education in 2004, but, in despair, quit his job as ESL teacher in Kentucky in 2008. In that span of 25 years of teaching, he was able to see and experience a wide variety of educational approaches. It was his frustration with the current system and his conviction that there is a better way to deliver the priceless gift of education which compelled him to write this book and to campaign for the reforms described in it.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
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