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.2 Why not the best? (Read Chapter)
    The 13 steps needed for a 21st century learning society
     1. The new role of electronic communications 91
     2. Learn computers and the Internet 95
     3. Dramatic improvement needed in parent-education 95
     4. Early childhood health-service priorities 95
     5. Early childhood development programs 97
     6. You can catch up at any stage 97
     7. Catering to every individual learning style 99
     8. Learning how to learn and learning how to think 99
     9. Just what should be taught at school? 101
    10. Learning on four levels 107
    11. A threefold purpose for study 109
    12. Just where should we teach? 109
    13. Keep the mind open, the communication clear 109
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.8 The secret heart of learning (Read Chapter) 269
    How to program for success in education and in business
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.9 True learning: the fun-fast way (Read Chapter) 297
    New-century guideposts for tomorrow's teachers, trainers
     1 . The best learning "state" 301
     2. The keys to good presentation 313
     3. Thinking about it, and deep memory storage 321
     4. Activate to draw out the learning 321
     5. Apply it 325
     6. Review, evaluate and celebrate 325
    Putting it all together 327
    The Simon Guggenheim school experiment 327
    Fluent French in eight weeks 331
    The army learns a foreign language in record time 333
    An accelerated integrative learning teacher 335
    What's held up the big breakthroughs? 339
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.11 Catching up quick at school (Read Chapter) 367
    The world's greatest catch-up programs - and why they work
    Two key principles: the mind-body connection and the mind-brain connection 369
    Specialized kinesiology 371
    Doman-Paimer-Nikiasson-Hartigan models 375
    The ball/stick/bird method 375
    Catching up at spelling 377
    Back writing for mirror-writing problems 379
    New Zealand breakthroughs 379
    The four-minute reading program 381
    Finger-phonics program 385
    TARP-the tape-assisted reading program 385
    Peer tutoring 387
    The "Look Listen" method 387
    New Zealand's Reading Recovery program 391
    Personal key vocabularies 393
    Beginning School Mathematics 395
    Computerized catch-ups 397
    The SEED mathematics program 397
    Three "medical-educational" programs 397
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.12 Solving the dropout dilemma (Read Chapter) 401
    How to get "high" on education and not on drugs, gangs and crime
    Using Japan's business methods to improve school 403
    Integrated studies use the world as a classroom 413
    Group study and "big picture" techniques 421
    Six-week courses build success step by step 423
    SuperCamp brings it all together 425
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.13 Planning tomorrow's schools (Read Chapter) 435
    The 12 steps to transform a nation's education system
     1 . Schools as lifelong, year-round community resource centers 437
     2. Ask your customers 441
     3. Guarantee customer satisfaction 441
     4. Cater to all intelligence traits and learning styles 443
     5. Use the world's best teaching techniques 445
     6. Invest in your key resource: teachers 451
     7. Make everyone a teacher as well as a student 451
     8. Plan a four-part curriculum 451
     9. Change the assessment system 455
    10. Use tomorrow's technology 457
    11. Use the entire community as a resource 461
    12. For everyone: the right to choose 461
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.15 Just do it!  (Read Chapter) 487
    How any country can lead the learning revolution: and so can you
    The Singapore centralized leadership model 487
    The decentralized New Zealand model 489
    The new Swedish models 491
    The certification model 493
    Corporate leadership models 495
    The give-it-away model 497
    The Internet selling model 497
    The business-teacher-multimedia model 499
    The Foundation model 501
    The international conference model 503
    The "learning organization" model 503
    The "cluster" model 505
    The Chinese "back-to-your-roots" model 507
    Invent your own model

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.Chapter reference notes 514
.Acknowledgments and thanks 526
.resources
    The Learning Revolution Library 528
    Other recommended reading 534
.Index 538
Notes: 1. Figures throughout are in U.S. dollars unless stated. 2. Billions are also in American terminology; thus one billion is 1,000 million, and a trillion is a million million. 3. Spelling is American-English.
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