ERIC Number: ED041795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Neglected Learner.
Social Science Education Consortium Newsletter, n8 pl-5 Feb 1970
This paper probes the conditions of student life and the needs of identity, self-esteem, and sense of personal worth and potency which can affect the students' readiness for learning. A number of crucial factors interact with the teacher's efforts to provide learning opportunities and to stimulate interest in curriculum resources. In creating an effective learning situation the teacher must consider: 1) learner participation in the development of learning goals and norms; 2) the peer power structure; 3) the distibution of acceptance and influence in the classroom; 4) opening channels of communication between himself and students, and between students, to identify and work on learning problems; 5) adapting learning opportunities and tasks to the individual; 6) the child's relationships with his teachers and other socialization agents; and 7) involving parents in the learning objectives of their children, and achieving collaboration between teachers and parents. Various types of training to develop learning readiness are critical to the educational enterprise: 1) attitude and communication skill development through sensitivity training; 2) cross-age teaching; 3) value education; 4) inquiry for problem solving and decision-making; 5) resource utilization; and, 6) self-reward. (SBE)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Individualized Instruction, Inquiry, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Motivation, Learning Readiness, Motivation Techniques, Parent Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Self Concept, Sensitivity Training, Social Influences, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 970 Aurora, Boulder, Colo. 80302 (Single copies, free; Multiple copies, $ .20 each)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
Note: Published in "Social Science in the Schools: A Search for Rationale", Irving Morrissett, W. W. Stevens, ed., Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1970