How Children Succeed : Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character (Hardcover)

Author: Tough, Paul

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A foremost "New Yorker" and "New York Times" journalist reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others fail--and of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success.

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780547564654
SKU 228262753
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0547564651
Release Date 9/4/2012
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Editors Note What if, for decades, we've emphasized the wrong skills and used the wrong strategies to move children toward success in school and in life? Sure, intelligence matters, Paul Tough writes, but it is just one part of the success equation.  Tough introduces readers to the psychologists, neuroscientists, and economists who are solving the mysteries of character, exploring traits like perseverance, optimism, grit, curiosity, and conscientiousness.  How do these traits develop? And why they are such powerful predictors of success? Through the engrossing, inspiring stories of children, parents, teachers, and mentors, Tough investigates questions at the heart of the success equation:  How do you turn a D student into a national chess champion? How are affluent parents preventing their children from developing grit? What simple message helps girls improve their math scores by 10 percentage points? And why does the U.S. produce more college dropouts than any other country? This rich and provocative dispatch will not only vitally engage readers, it will change our understanding of childhood itself.
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