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Creativity and Innovation Author, Lecturer John M. Eger

John EgerJohn Eger is an internationally known author and lecturer on the subjects of creativity and innovation, telecommunications and economic development. A former Advisor to two Presidents and Director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy he helped spearhead the restructuring of America's telecom industry and was Senior Vice President of CBS responsible for Worldwide Enterprises, which opened China to commercial television.

More recently he served as Chair of California Governor's first Commission on Information Technology; Chair of the Governors Committee on Education and Technology; and Chair of San Diego Mayor's "City of the Future" Commission. The author of over 100 articles, books and book chapters he authored the seminal "Guidebook for Smart Communities", a "how to" for communities struggling to compete in the age of the Internet; and "The Creative Community: Linking Art, Culture, Commerce and Community", a call to action to reinvent our communities for the Creative Age. He is also Van Deerlin Professor of Communications and Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University.

Creativity Articles by John Eger

President's Committee Makes Strongest Case Ever for Arts Education
By John M. Eger
"Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools" is the strongest argument ever made about the vital role of the arts and education.

Measuring Creativity in California and the Nation
By John M. Eger
Senator Curren Price of the California legislature wants an Advisory Committee on Creative and Innovative Education because, he says, the state schools aren't teaching kids to be creative.

'It's The Creative Economy, Stupid'
By John M. Eger
It does not matter what we call this new economy. It is a new economy to be sure, requiring creativity, imagination and innovation.

Pleasure, Beauty and Wonder: Essential Ingredients in Today's Curriculum
By John M. Eger
What must our schools, and our communities do to nurture the creative and innovative spirit?

The Arts are Not a Frill
By John M. Eger
Arts education stimulates creativity and innovation, critical for young Americans competing in a global economy.

What to Do About the 4th-Grade Slump
By John M. Eger
What is clear is that we cannot continue to ignore the fourth-grade slump or the failure to put creativity at the center of education.