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Paul Tough

Paul Tough appears in the following:

How Children Succeed

Friday, November 23, 2012

Many believe a child’s success is based on intelligence and that those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs, will succeed in school and in life. Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. In How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, he writes of researchers and educators who are using new tools to develop character, uncovers the ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood, and he and he looks at ways to help children growing up in poverty.

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Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Many believe a child’s success is based on intelligence and that those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs, will succeed in school and in life. Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. In How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, he writes of researchers and educators who are using new tools to develop character, uncovers the ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood, and he and he looks at ways to help children growing up in poverty.

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Assessing Harlem Children's Zone

Monday, February 08, 2010

The Harlem Children's Zone is often cited as a model for successful urban education. Helen Zelon, writer for City Limits magazine, discusses her recent article, which questions just how effective the project has been and if it can be replicated. And Paul Tough, author of Whatever It ...

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30 Issues: Education Policy

Monday, September 29, 2008

Geoffrey Canada, the man behind the Harlem Children's Zone and Paul Tough, author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America and education writer for the New York Times Magazine, discuss the most pressing education needs in the US today. ...

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