ERIC Number: ED203270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Towards a Better Understanding of Self: An Elementary Guidance Text.
Spowart, Andrew C.
This text is designed to provide adults who are planning to return to school with an understanding of themselves through insight into their personal problems and clarification of their goals. Factors involved in self-assessment and their relationship to school success are described. Needs, motives, and goals are defined and applied to success in school, with suggestions about maintaining motivation toward a school goal. The process of choosing proper goals and the differences between long and short-term goals are discussed. Also described are sources of frustration that contribute to school failure, the effects of frustration, and methods of coping with frustration. The text includes case studies and questions for group discussion after each section. The final chapter includes study suggestions and ways to prepare for examinations. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Achievement Need, Coping, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Postsecondary Education, Reentry Students, Self Help Programs, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Study Habits
North York Board of Education, Guidance Department, 5050 Yonge St., Willowdale, Ontario Canada M2N 5N8
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
Note: Illustrations are of marginal legibility.