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Beautiful Failures
Author: Lucy Clark

ISBN: 9780857989253
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 27 June 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4 x 2.4
Description:
'I imagine we would all agree on the things education should not be. It should not, surely, make one quarter of all kids drop out and be lost to learning. It should not, surely, make children feel so bad about themselves that they hurt themselves, or shut down, or become lacking in any confidence about themselves.'

What is the meaning of success? What do you do when the system says your child is a failure? Why is it so hard for parents to talk to each other about how badly their kids are doing? They can't ALL be doing brilliantly, so why aren't we talking about the kids who struggle to fit the narrow expectations of the education system?

We all talk about how much pressure there is on kids today; we all shake our heads at what seems to be an epidemic of anxiety . . . so why is it so hard to change our expectations?

Moreover, when there are children who want to harm themselves because of stress about school, how can we fail to act?

Beautiful Failures explores, through personal experience and journalistic investigation, the way the education system both fails the kids who struggle and puts e...

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