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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
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author 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. 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 perserverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. 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, 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 how to change our understanding of childhood itself
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GCB
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Tough, Paul,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Early childhood education
  • Cognitive styles in children
Label
How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character, Paul Tough
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Publication
Copyright
Note
LC copy 1 signed by author.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
1010741032
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780544104402
Lccn
2012019000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
USD's Center for Educational Excellence (CEE) Library copy is located in the Copley Library Faculty Reading Room
Other control number
40021273369
System control number
(OCoLC)1010741032
Label
How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character, Paul Tough
Publication
Copyright
Note
LC copy 1 signed by author.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
1010741032
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780544104402
Lccn
2012019000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
USD's Center for Educational Excellence (CEE) Library copy is located in the Copley Library Faculty Reading Room
Other control number
40021273369
System control number
(OCoLC)1010741032

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