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The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner

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CHAPTER 5

Motivating Today’s Students—and Tomorrow’s Workers

WHAT DOES IT take to bring out the best in young people today, both in school and in the workplace? Although business leaders and educators rarely agree on anything, they have one unexplored concern in common: Both groups are worried about the decline of the work ethic among young Americans. Apprehension about young people’s lack of work ethic was a frequent theme in many of the interviews I conducted with business leaders. It has also been the subject of several Wall Street Journal articles in the last year, which decried the hunger for praise and impatience for promotions that the authors of these articles claim are far more prevalent among 20-somethings today than was the case in ...

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