The Future of Smart: A New Vision for Achieving Educational Equity

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Ulcca Joshi Hansen, PhD, JD to our McGregor Square location to discuss her book The Future of Smart with Tattered Cover co-owner Kwame Spearman. The free event will take place on Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00pm. This is a free event.

About the Book:

Our best efforts at improving education have failed to improve the lives of children, or change society for the better. This is no accident: the current system ignores our deepest knowledge about how human beings thrive.

Being “smart” today is still about sorting kids based on how well they absorb and retain knowledge. We need education to reflect a different set of values: interdependence, community, diversity, and deep, dynamic learning.

We need it to align with human development, facilitate learning for different kinds of brains, and prepare young people for a changing society and evolving workplace.

Blending history and science with stories from inside, The Future of Smart is a must read for anyone concerned about the future of education.

A passionate advocate for transformation in our education system, Dr. Ulcca Hansen explains the disconnect between what we want for our children, and what education today provides.

Dr. Hansen is Chief Program Officer at Grantmakers for Education and has worked in the education field for two decades. Her personal experiences as an English-language learner and first-generation college student inform her perspective on what it means to provide an “equitable” education for every child and meaningfully engage communities in that effort.

The Future of Smart shows how we can build an education system to nurture the unique, human capabilities of each child, and lay the groundwork for a more equitable, just and humane future.

About the Author:

Ulcca Joshi Hansen is a mother, educator, researcher and advocate whose two-and-a-half decade career has spanned classrooms, non-profit leadership, philanthropy and consulting. She is driven by a vision of education that attends to and supports the development of young people's humanity and creates learning experiences that help them realize their unique potential - the place where who they are and what the world needs intersect.

Location information:

Alcohol is available for purchase at McGregor Square with a valid form of identification for all 21-year-old and older patrons. All alcohol purchased and opened during an event must not leave the store and must be consumed on site. 

All attendess must wear masks during the event.

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive Cover Image
ISBN: 9781954920132
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Capucia Publishing - September 9th, 2021

Event Location: 
McGregor Square