The IEP Outliers

January 20, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Doug Goldberg

I read the book “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell about two years ago but it recently came back into my consciousness while I was thinking about Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).  The description on the book cover says: 

“There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition.  In Outliers Malcolm Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them – at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date.  The story of success is more complex – and a lot more interesting – than it initially appears.  Read the rest of this entry →

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