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Book Title: How Children Succeed: Grit, Cu|
The author of the book: Paul Tough
ISBN 13: 9780547564654
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.52 MB
Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date of issue: September 4th 2012
Read full description of the books How Children Succeed: Grit, Cu:Why do some children succeed while others fail?
The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs.
But in "How Children Succeed," Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what makes a successful child. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, economics, and psychology, Tough shows that the qualities that matter most have less to do with IQ and more to do with character: skills like grit, curiosity, conscientiousness, and optimism.
"How Children Succeed" introduces us to a new generation of scientists and educators who are radically changing our understanding of how children develop character, how they learn to think, and how they overcome adversity. It tells the personal stories of young people struggling to stay on the right side of the line between success and failure. And it argues for a new way of thinking about how best to steer an individual child – or a whole generation of children – toward a successful future.
This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers; it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.
Read information about the authorPaul Tough is the author, most recently, of Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. His previous book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, was been translated into 27 languages and spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists. His first book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America, was published in 2008. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, where he has written cover stories on character education, the achievement gap, and the Obama administration's poverty policies. He has worked as an editor at the New York Times Magazine and Harper’s Magazine and as a reporter and producer for the public-radio program "This American Life." He was the founding editor of Open Letters, an online magazine. His writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Esquire, GQ, and the New Yorker, and on the op-ed page of the New York Times. He lives with his wife and two sons in Montauk, New York. For more information, please visit his web site or follow him on Twitter.
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