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Perkins-Gough, Deborah – Educational Leadership, 2013
For the last 11 years, Angela Lee Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania has been conducting ground breaking studies on "grit"--the quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals. In this interview with "Educational Leadership," Duckworth describes what her research has shown…
Descriptors: Persistence, Goal Orientation, Achievement, Resilience (Psychology)
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Smink, Jeff – Educational Leadership, 2012
Summer school makes an unlikely candidate for a bright spot in education reform during these difficult economic times. It occupies a long-held negative place in U.S. culture, prompting dread in the hearts of many former and current students. Summer school conjures up images of sitting in hot classrooms and receiving remedial instruction while…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Summer Schools, Educational Change, Remedial Instruction