Acclaimed Psychologist Howard Gardner and Distinguished Educator Jeffrey Beard Discuss How Innovative Concept, Good Grit, Can Change Global Education

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Howard Gardner, world-acclaimed developmental psychologist and author, explains to CMRubinWorld how his innovative concept, Good Grit, can be applied to education in order to create intelligent and moral future leaders. Jeffrey Beard (former Director General of the International Baccalaureate Organization, now Founder and Chairman of Global Study Pass) joins him.

Howard Gardner is well known for publishing numerous books on intelligence and creativity that have been both highly popular among the general population and highly valuable to educators, scientists, and businessmen. His concept of Good Grit is one of his most powerful innovations. In this interview with global education publisher C.M. Rubin, Gardner explains how Good Grit, meaning the combination of character and drive, can be applied to education systems across the globe.

Prominent educator Jeffrey Beard, former Director General of the International Baccalaureate Organization and currently Founder and Chairman of Global Study Pass, explains how Good Grit is of critical importance to global progress.

Gardner and Beard show that Good Grit is a breakthrough concept in education reform and can pave the way for students to do better in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. Moreover, Gardner and Beard suggest that Good Grit will lead to a more collaborative and ethical future.

In the words of Gardner, “If you simply want to have the most toys at the end of life, you might get away with Bad or Compromised Grit. But if you pursue goals beyond self-aggrandizement, then you can do well both for yourself and for the world. And even if you don't aim to change the world, being truthful and trustworthy serve you well in every marketplace.”

The full interview is online at CMRubinWorld:

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CMRubinWorld is an online publishing company which has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century education. The company is respected for publishing a diverse range of innovative ideas that are presented by the founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s thought leaders in education.  Our interviews and articles covering the vital issues faced today are intended to be of integral value to parents, students, and educators who are our readers around the world.

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