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

Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: London : Random House, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Tough
ISBN: 9781847947116 1847947115
OCLC Number: 862667814
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm

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Introduces us to a generation of researchers and educators who are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. In this title, the author uncovers the surprising ways in which  Read more...

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