Über den Autor
Dr. James J. Asher is emeritus professor of psychology and former associate dean at San José State University, where he was honored with the Outstanding Professor Award. He has degrees in psychology from the University of New Mexico and the University of Houston with postdoctoral training at the University of Washington (Linguistics), Stanford University (Research in Educational Psychology), and the Defense Language Institute West Coast (Arabic). His research into language acquisition has been funded by grants from the Office of Education, the Office of Naval Research, the Department of Defense, and the State of California.
He has written more than a hundred articles for such journals as Child Development, The Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Psychological Reports, The Journal of Special Education, The Modern Language Journal, The International Review of Applied Linguistics, The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, and Psychology Today.
Dr. Asher has been invited to demonstrate his stress-free "Total Physical Response" (known world-wide as TPR) approach at several hundred elementary, high schools and universities, including the University of California, Stanford University, the University of Texas, New York University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Alaska, and Cambridge University in England. His classic video demonstrations of TPR with children and adults continue to guide language teachers around the world.
Our schools teach facts but they don't teach life skills such as how to balance a checkbook, repair a toaster, cook an egg, or how to go on a date.
Dr. Asher's Super School of the 21st Century addresses a HUGE issue that is not yet on the radar for most educators. Our children need life skills to survive in a complex industrial society. His book includes valuable skills appealing to every student such as speed reading, basic medicine and basic law to thrive in a competitive global world, handling money, math and science that make sense, minor household repairs, cooking for boys and girls, how to build successful personal relationships, sports that every student can enjoy for a lifetime, and much more!
Nothing is included in The Super School of the 21st Century that does not contribute to future adult work or gracious adult living. Must reading for presidential advisors of every industrial nation! Use this book to inspire and guide your PTA and school board in a new direction.