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

Author:  Paul Tough
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0544104404
ISBN-13: 9780544104402
Sku: 246611124
Publish Date: 7/2/2013
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  256
A foremost journalist for "The New Yorker" and "The New York Times" reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others failNand of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success.
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Challenges conventional views about standardized testing to argue that success is more determined by self-discipline, character and optimism, describing the work of pioneering researchers and educators whose insights into childhood stress and economic disadvantages have enabled effective new teaching methods. 75,000 first printing.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 standardized tests. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and grit.

How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories, Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people?s lives.

This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.


"Tough nimbly combines his own reporting with the finding of scientists. . . . Though the title HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED makes the book sound like an instruction manual for parents, it's really a guide to the ironies and perversities of income inequality in America." - Annie Murphy Paul 08/26/2012

"This American Life contributor Tough tackles new theories on childhood education with a compelling style that weaves in personal details about his own child and childhood." 06/29/2012

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Mariner Books
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