Summary Of Alix Spiegel's Struggle For Smarts

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Smart And Narcissistic People Alix Spiegel, author of “Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning”, which was published on November 12, 2012 by National Public Radio, Spiegel claims that there are difference in Eastern and Western cultures in how persuade the struggles. Spiegel regards that how the experience of intellectual struggle in East and West. Spiegel also reports that the struggles in Eastern cultures is foreseeable part of learning process. Spiegel concludes that no controversies or comparison between Asian and American educational systems. Poncie Rutsch, author of “Do Parents Nurture Narcissists By Pouring On The Praise?” which published on March 9, 2015 by National Public Radio, Rutsch claims that parents …show more content…
How Eastern and Western Cultures Tackle Learning,” Spiegel, aims to address current parents and future teachers. The message of the author addresses the audience directly, and entails cited examples of how the audience can apply suggestions provided. Firstly, the author uses a narration of a scholar to present a learning environment. Practical examples used strongly appeal to teachers as they are able to borrow teaching skills from the methods suggested in the article. Secondly, the author expressly, depicts the importance of the environment in child development.. Thirdly, the author also plans to draw the attention of parents. The author especially tries to explicitly show parental issues that have a direct impact on child development. This is prepared to enlighten parents on tendencies that negatively affect child …show more content…
Firstly, the title notably draws the attention of parents and the impact of their actions on their children’s’ development. Moreover, the author in his messages shows the negative impact of particular aspects such as overvalued praise on a child’s development. Also, Character and personality judgment is an issue that is especially challenging to address. It is critical to identify facts that lead to a conclusion or judgment of a person’s character. The author draws attention to factors that contribute to the development of narcissism and traits that depict narcissism. Lastly, the author also addresses young people. Information provided is especially useful in retrospection of a person’s character, especially young people. This information is important for young people because they are enlightened on how to identify narcissism and thus try to address it, instead of learning through experience and rejection in

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