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The Resource How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character, Paul Tough

How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character, Paul Tough

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How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character
Title
How children succeed
Title remainder
grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character
Statement of responsibility
Paul Tough
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 this book the author argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. The book 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, and the stories of the children they are trying to help, the author traces the links between childhood stress and life success. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do, and do not, prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to help children growing up in poverty. Early adversity, scientists have come to understand, can not only affect the conditions of children's lives, it can alter the physical development of their brains as well. But now educators and doctors around the country are using that knowledge to develop innovative interventions that allow children to overcome the constraints of poverty. And with the help of these new strategies, as the author's reporting makes clear, children who grow up in the most painful circumstances can go on to achieve amazing things. This book has the potential to change how we raise our children, how we run our schools, how we construct our social safety net and also to change our understanding of childhood itself"--Dust jacket
Summary
Challenges conventional views about standardized testing to argue that success is more determined by self-discipline, and describes the work of pioneering researchers and educators who have enabled effective new teaching methods
Storyline
Tone
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
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10151167
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DLC
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Tough, Paul
Dewey number
372.210973
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1139.25
LC item number
.T68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Early childhood education
  • Cognitive styles in children
Target audience
adult
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grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character
Label
How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character, Paul Tough
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to fail (and how not to) -- How to build character -- How to think -- How to succeed -- A better path
Control code
ocn773669661
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780547564654
Lccn
2012019000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)773669661
Label
How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character, Paul Tough
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to fail (and how not to) -- How to build character -- How to think -- How to succeed -- A better path
Control code
ocn773669661
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780547564654
Lccn
2012019000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)773669661

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