ERIC Number: ED418355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
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Too Scared To Learn: Overcoming Academic Anxiety.
Garcia, Cara L.
Ways in which students struggle with academic anxiety and what educators can do to help are explored in this book. The book presents examples involving students in grades K-12 who represent diverse backgrounds and were drawn from classrooms and from academic therapy sessions. How academic anxiety looks and feels from the student's point of view is detailed and vignettes demonstrate the types of questions that help the student and teacher get to the heart of problems. Each situation included is related to educational theory. The book also introduces the inverted triangle which represents the thesis, antithesis, and synthesis (resolution) of students' anxieties. The text emphasizes the difference between the pep talk and dialectic dialogue and demonstrates that a sense of community is essential for both students and teachers. Chapters included are: (1)"Struggling through Interruptions"; (2)"Toward Recovery: Developing the Dialectic Dialogue"; (3) "Everyday Interventions"; (4) "Prevention and Intervention in a Whole-Group Lesson"; (5) "Prevention and Intervention During Small-Group and Independent Work"; (6) "Providing Staff Development"; and (7) "Planning and Conducting Parent Conferences." (Includes an index.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Attention, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Anxiety, Student Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Therapy
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6534-6, $22.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6533-8, $51.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Academic Anxiety; Emotions