Innovation: How — and Why — to Disrupt Our Education System


Jun 24, 2008

A press release was issued today announcing the launch of the book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. Coauthored by Innosight Institute cofounders Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn along with Curtis W. Johnson, the book was published by McGraw-Hill in June 2008.

The press release is available on PRWeb Press Release Newswire here

It, in part, reads:

[The] dire outlook on the state of education in America sets the stage for the groundbreaking new book: “Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns” (McGraw-Hill, June 2008). … The book examines the nation’s problematic educational system and unveils an innovative educational model that zeroes in on the nation’s major educational failures and points the way to improvement.

“Every year, America pours more and more money into its schools, but it fails to result in improved student performance,” said Christensen, a leading business strategist and Harvard Business School professor. “A variety of forces are conspiring to constrain education in the U.S., and the dominant education research paradigm doesn’t help, as it consistently fails to show the way forward.”

The press release highlights the potential for disruptive innovation to transform the system by introducing student-centric technologies, as it calls attention to some of the root causes of schools’ struggles.

Michael is a co-founder and distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute. He currently works as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions.