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Educational Leadership: What Else is Possible?

Educational Leadership: What Else is Possible?

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May 23rd 2013:Making Hope Happen

Almost all fifth-through-twelfth-graders—95%—say it is likely they will have a better life than their parents. However, in a separate Gallup poll, half of U.S. adults aged 18 and older say they doubt today's youth will have a better life than their parents. Clearly, people are primed to be hopeful—but then something happens. How can we use hope to make our lives—and our children’s and neighbors’ lives—better now and in the future? Senior Scientist and University of Kansas Business professor, Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. is a positive psychologist and the world’s preeminent expert on hope. He is also

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Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Gallup and Research Director of the Clifton Strengths Institute, leads research on the links between hope, strengths development, academic success, and overall well-being and collaborates with scholars around the world on these issues. He specializes in hope and strengths enhancement for students from preschool through college graduation, and advocates for the psychological reform of American education. Dr. Lopez has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters and he has edited or authored seven books including the Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife and their son, the most hopeful ki
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