Table of contents for Teaching the new basic skills : principles for educating children to thrive in a changing economy / Richard J. Murnane, Frank Levy.

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Foreword by Thomas W. Payzant

Foreword by Robert W. Galvin and Edward W. Bales


Part I. Introduction

Chapter 1. Preparing to Meet the Future

Part II. Firms and Skills

Chapter 2. Skills for a Middle-Class Wage

Chapter 3. Five Principles for Managing Frontline Workers

Part III. Schools

Chapter 4. The First Principle: Agree on the Problem

Chapter 5. The Second Principle: Provide the Right Incentives and Opportunities

Chapter 6. The Third Principle: Train the Frontline Workers

Chapter 7. The Fourth Principle: Measure Progress Regularly

Chapter 8. The Fifth Principle: Persevere and Learn from Mistakes; There Are No Magic Bullets

Chapter 9. Getting from Here to There



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Basic education -- United States.
Education -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Career education -- United States.