The Aptitude Myth examines prevailing American beliefs about children, learning, schooling, and parenting. Where did they come from? And do they have any scientific basis? Join Dr. Grove as he answers these questions by digging into the historical record to reveal how these ancient beliefs came to undermine American children’s learning today.

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Cornelius N. Grove‘s mission has been to explain to Americans the historical and cultural reasons for their children’s comparatively mediocre performance in schools.

In The Aptitude Myth, he reveals the deep historical origins of Americans’ belief that children’s inborn abilities, rather than their effort and determination, are largely responsible for their levels of school performance. Dr. Grove’s search for origins took him all the way back to ancient Greece! Subtitle: How an Ancient Belief Came to Undermine Children’s Learning Today. You’re now visiting this book’s website.

In The Drive to Learn (2017), he explores half of the cultural explanation for why American children’s learning in school is not as successful as that of their East Asian peers. This half examines differences in the values and activities of parental child-raising in the United States and East Asia. Subtitle: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Raising Students Who Excel. Please visit TheDriveToLearn.info.

Coming in Spring 2020 is A Mirror for Americans , in which Dr. Grove reveals the other half of the cultural explanation for why our children’s school learning has always been eclipsed by their East Asian peers’ learning. This half probes differences in the values and activities of classroom teaching in the pre- and primary schools of the U.S. and East Asia. Subtitle: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Teaching Students Who Excel. Its website will appear in early 2020.

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