‘Drucker Apps’ 4/15/10: Class Conflict

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.”

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