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

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RH Books, 2013 - Child development - 231 pages
We're convinced that a good performance in school exams will lead to success later on in life. But what if we're wrong? In fact, studies are increasingly showing that the qualities most likely to ensure a better degree, a better job and, ultimately, a more fulfilling life are perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. This title introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character.

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User Review  - EllsbethB - LibraryThing

I have mixed feelings about this book. Sometimes I though the author was on point and other times I was frustrated with his interpretation of well known research in the education world. This book is ... Read full review

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How Children Succeed offers substantial evidence to support the growing school of thought (har har) that certain non-cognitive traits, loosely labeled character, are stronger predictors of life ... Read full review

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