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The Resource It takes a school : the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state, Jonathan Starr, (compact disc)

It takes a school : the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state, Jonathan Starr, (compact disc)

Label
It takes a school : the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state
Title
It takes a school
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Starr
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A story of David and Goliath proportions, how an American hedge fund manager created a unique school in Somaliland whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve success beyond anyone's wildest dreams Jonathan Starr is not your traditional do-gooder, and in 2009, when he decided to found Abaarso, a secondary school in Somaliland, the choice seemed crazy to even his closest friends. Why, they wondered, would he turn down a life of relative luxury to relocate to an armed compound in a breakaway region of the world's #1 failed state? To achieve his mission, Starr would have to overcome profound cultural differences, broken promises, and threats to his safety and that of his staff. It Takes a School is the story of how an abstract vision became a transformative reality, as Starr set out to build a school in a place forgotten by the world. It is the story of a skeptical and clan-based society learning to give way to trust. And it is the story of the students themselves, including a boy from a family of nomads who took off on his own in search of an education and a girl who waged a hunger strike in order to convince her strict parents to send her to Abaarso. Abaarso has placed forty graduates and counting in American universities, from Harvard to MIT, and sends Somaliland a clear message: its children can compete with anyone in the world. Now the initial question Starr was asked demands another: "If such a success can happen in an unrecognized breakaway region of Somalia, can it not happen anywhere?"
Cataloging source
BLACP
Dewey number
373.09677/3
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
LG611
LC item number
.S73 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner
Target audience
general
Label
It takes a school : the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state, Jonathan Starr, (compact disc)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956999944
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Extent
7 audio discs (7.8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504798907
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPc3ti
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504798891
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956999944
  • (OCoLC)969974522
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
It takes a school : the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state, Jonathan Starr, (compact disc)
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956999944
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Extent
7 audio discs (7.8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504798907
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPc3ti
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504798891
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956999944
  • (OCoLC)969974522
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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