Hothouse Kids

Hothouse Kids : How the Pressure to Succeed Threatens Childhood

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A devastating indictment of the ?gifted child? myth The effort to produce ?gifted? children through an exhausting regimen of early (and ever-earlier) training has grown into a troubling national phenomenon. With less free playtime and overwhelming pressure to achieve, the kids are the ones who suffer. Investigative journalist Alissa Quart knows the terrain firsthand, having herself negotiated the gifted-child label. With phenomenal research and sharp insight, she takes a damning look at the industry that profits from marketing educational products to enhance giftedness and questions the correlation between rigorous early enrichment and higher achievement. A thoughtful, sometimes critical look at the excessive ambition foisted upon children, Hothouse Kids is essential reading for parents, teachers, and anyone concerned about education.
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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 136.08g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143111914
  • 9780143111917

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