Academic Tenacity: Mindsets and Skills That Promote Long-Term Learning

In a nationwide survey of high school dropouts, 69 percent said that school had not inspired them to work hard. They’re not alone: Many of the students who remain in school don’t feel motivated to succeed. This report explains how long-term learning is influenced by academic tenacity — mindsets and skills that allow students to work harder and “smarter” over time.

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Author
Carol S. Dweck, Gregory M. Walton, Geoffrey L. Cohen
Type
Reports
Topic
Effective Teaching
Publish Date
2014
Initiative
Grantees
Not Applicable
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PDF