“The traditional concepts of literacy no longer suffice,”
Claremont, Calif. (PRWEB) April 16, 2010
The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University today added a new topic to Drucker Apps, an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership.
This latest addition to Drucker Apps was inspired by the hottest debate in education right now: whether setting common standards for public schools is wise. Taking part in the running dialogue around this topic will be Dave Levin, co-founder of the national charter school network KIPP; former Intel CEO Craig Barrett, co-chair of Achieve, a nonprofit, bipartisan education reform organization; and others.
As with every installment of Drucker Apps, this online dialogue is informed by the words of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management. In this way, Drucker Apps ties the timeless wisdom of one of the great thinkers and writers of the 20th century to the hottest issues of today, all delivered by the latest in 21st-century technology.
“The traditional concepts of literacy no longer suffice,” Drucker wrote in his 1993 book Post-Capitalist Society. “Reading, writing, arithmetic will be needed just as they are today. But literacy now has to go well beyond these foundations. It requires numeracy; it requires a basic understanding of science and of the dynamics of technology; it requires an acquaintance with foreign languages. It also requires learning how to be effective as a member of an organization, as an employee.”
We invite you to join our Drucker Apps conversation about the call for common standards in the classroom. We open things up with this question: Can common standards help elevate education in America—or will they just produce universal mediocrity?
To participate, please visit: http://apps.druckerinstitute.com.
About the Drucker Institute
The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University is a think tank and action tank whose purpose is to better society by stimulating effective management and responsible leadership. It does this, in large part, by advancing the ideas and ideals of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management.
The Institute acts as a hub for a worldwide network of Drucker Societies: volunteer-driven organizations that are using Drucker’s teachings to bring about positive change in their local communities.
In addition, the Institute maintains a digital archive of Drucker’s papers; undertakes research that builds on Drucker’s writings; offers an annual $100,000 prize for nonprofit innovation; produces curricular material that distills Drucker’s decades of leading-edge thinking, including a management training system called Drucker Unpacked; applies Drucker’s work to current events (through a regular online column in BusinessWeek by Institute Executive Director Rick Wartzman and through a social media tool called Drucker Apps); and hosts visiting fellows with Drucker-like insights and values.
The Institute is a close affiliate of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, which is training the next generation of leaders and managers to do good while they do well.
For more on the Drucker Institute, please visit: http://www.druckerinstitute.com.
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