Category Archives: Social diversity

The Limitations of Teaching ‘Grit’ in the Classroom

“We are asking students to change a belief system without changing the situation around them,” he said. It can be irresponsible and unfair to talk about grit without talking about structural challenges, he said, referring to the recent interest in … Continue reading

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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working. Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, … Continue reading

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