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Description - Beautiful Failures by Lucy Clark

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780857989260
ISBN-10: 085798926X
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Ebury Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2017
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Lucy Clark

Lucy Clark is a journalist and editor with 31 years experience in newspapers and magazines in Sydney, London and New York. She was most recently the editor of the news and opinion website The Hoopla, and has worked as a literary editor, features writer, and opinion columnist. She is now a Senior Editor at Guardian Australia.

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