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The Resource Beautiful failures, Lucy Clark

Beautiful failures, Lucy Clark

Label
Beautiful failures
Title
Beautiful failures
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Clark
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I want to tell you a story about my daughter, my beautiful failure. Every day of her high school life was a struggle. She woke up in the morning and the thought of going to school was like an enormous mountain to climb. 'Nothing will ever be as easy as your school years,' well-meaning adults told her, but I knew for my daughter, and for many kids who have struggled as square pegs trying to make themselves round, this was dead wrong. When Lucy Clark's daughter graduated from school a 'failure', she started asking questions about the way we measure success. Why is there so much pressure on kids today? Where does it come from? Most importantly, as we seem to be in the grip of an epidemic of anxiety, how can we reduce that pressure? Beautiful Failures explores, through personal experience and journalistic investigation, a broken education system that fails too many kids and puts terrible pressure on all kids, including those who 'succeed'. It challenges accepted wisdoms about schooling, calls on parents to examine their own expectations, and questions the purpose of education, and indeed the purpose of childhood. --Back cover
Cataloging source
ANL
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Clark, Lucy
Dewey number
370.1
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Clark, Lucy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underachievement
  • Educational sociology
  • School failure
  • Academic achievement
  • Dropout behavior, Prediction of
  • Underachievement
  • School environment
  • Stress in children
Label
Beautiful failures, Lucy Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "How the quest for success is harming our kids"--Cover
  • SOC.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057275079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780857989253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946726535
Label
Beautiful failures, Lucy Clark
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "How the quest for success is harming our kids"--Cover
  • SOC.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057275079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780857989253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946726535

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