The vision behind “THE CURRICULUM PROJECT – Creating the Schools of Tomorrow” is to invent the school of the future in cooperation with the world’s brightest minds with the goal to make it accessible to all children. Andreas Salcher strives to narrow the gap between the contents what children are being taught in every day school and what they actually need in preparation for their future.
In phase one of his project, he conducted a series of interviews with some eminent scientists, namely Howard Gardner of Harvard University, Peter Senge of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the researcher on happiness Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Nobel laureate in medicine Gunter Blobel of Rockefeller University. He analysed elite schools such as the Dalton School (New York), the Nueva School (San Francisco), the Raffles Institution (Singapore), the Nanyang School (Singapore) and the Sir Karl Popper School (Vienna, Austria) as well as schools from deprived areas such as Manchester Bidwell (Pittsburgh) and the Epiphany School (Boston).
During his research, he was able to identify a number of principles that are manifest in good schools around the world as follows:
For Andreas Salcher his work as a lecturer and writer is the means to approach and engage pupils, parents and teachers together with societal decision makers in his struggle to obtain better schools for all children. The “CURRICULUM PROJECT” is designed to initiate an international network for all educational advocates who are willing to take personal action. Should you wish to obtain detailed information you are welcome to subscribe to his newsletter.