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    DescriptionThe 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 How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what makes a successful child. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, economics, and psychology, Tough shows that the qualities that matter most have less to do with IQ and more to do with character: skills like grit, curiosity, conscientiousness, and optimism. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of scientists and educators who are radically changing our understanding of how children develop character, how they learn to think, and how they overcome adversity. It tells the personal stories of young people struggling to say on the right side of the line between success and failure. And it argues for a new way of thinking about how best to steer an individual child--or a whole generation of children--toward a successful future. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage listeners; it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.


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    Title
    How Children Succeed
    Subtitle
    Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Tough, Narrator Dan John Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452608143
    ISBN 10: 1452608148
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC E4L: CHI
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JMC, JNLA
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC classification: BF
    BISAC V2.8: FAM000000
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: BUS019000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JNF
    BISAC V2.8: EDU023000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 372.210973
    Abridged Dewey: 150
    BIC subject category V2: JHB
    BISAC V2.8: EDU034000, PSY004000, SOC047000, BUS000000, PSY000000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55320
    DC23: 372.210973
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: JNF, VFV, JHB, JMC, JNLA
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    04 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Paul Tough, the author of "Whatever It Takes," has written extensively about education, child development, poverty, and politics, including cover stories in the "New York Times" magazine. Actor and musician Dan John Miller is an award-winning audiobook narrator, having garnered multiple Audie Award nominations and one win, twice been named a Best Voice by "AudioFile" magazine, and received several "AudioFile" Golden Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from "Publishers Weekly."
    Review quote
    "Dan John Miller provides an effective reading." --Library Journal Audio Review