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Beeline : what spelling bees reveal about generation Z's new path to success

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Kirtland Community College Library BF 723 .S77 S53 2019 30775305553316 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780465094523
  • ISBN: 046509452X
  • ISBN: 9780465094530
  • Physical Description: print
    vii, 327 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-309) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Kids today -- Brain sports & kid competitions -- Spelling bees -- Gen Z kids -- Parents of Gen Z kids -- Bee week -- Becoming elite -- Making spellebrities -- Professionalizing childhoods -- Conclusion: Gen Z futures.
Summary, etc.: Generation Z-- youth born after 1997-- seems to be made up of anxious overachievers, hounded by Tiger Moms and constantly tracked on social media. One would think that competitors in the National Spelling Bee, the most popular brain sport in America, would be the worst off. Shankar argues that, far from being simply overstressed and overscheduled, Gen Z spelling bee competitors are learning crucial twenty-first-century skills from their high-powered lives, displaying a sophisticated understanding of self-promotion, self-direction, and social mobility. She examines the outsize impact of immigrant parents and explains why Gen Z kids are on a path to success. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Success in children
Generation Z
Spelling bees Social aspects
Performance in children
Achievement motivation in children
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