In this article, the author poses important points about what he calls the current “grit-mania.” His point is that grit alone may not lead to the kinds of successes that are often reported. There are certainly other factors at work that help secure that success. With that said, he does note that grit is a value that can help to promote success.Source:
Dave Powell, Education Week, May 29, 2016Description:
People have been talking about grit for years, at least since Paul Tough published his acclaimed book, How Children Succeed, in 2012. It’s not like it ever left, but grit is back on the radar in a big way right now as Angela Duckworth, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania who is the widely acknowledged expert on the subject (in fact, it earned her acclaim as a MacArthur “genius”), has a new book of her own out called Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. It is, in short, a great time to have grit.Read the full article here!