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Should Colleges Teach Students How To Fail?13:15

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Colleges and universities are beginning to institute programs aimed at helping students cope with failure and bounce back.

There's the Success-Failure Project at Harvard, the Princeton Perspective Project, the Stanford Resilience Project. And last year, Smith College in Northampton, Mass., tried a yearlong initiative of its own, called "Failing Well."


Rachel Simmons, author of "The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence" and led the "Failing Well" workshops at Smith College last year. She tweets @racheljsimmons.

Frank Furedi, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Kent and author of "What's Happened To The University: A Sociological Exploration of its Infantilisation." He tweets @furedibyte.

This segment aired on August 16, 2017.


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