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ERIC Number: ED155600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 27
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Reference Count: 0
Learning Assistance: Charting Our Course within Reach.
Dempsey, June
Learning assistance is a relatively new idea in education in the United States since most learning centers have come into existence since 1970. Although developmental education has become accessible in remote areas and many financial and psychological barriers have been lifted, much more could be accomplished in this area if more evaluative research were available. The ultimate goal of learning assistance should be to make learners successful. Several principles underly the theory of learning assistance instruction: (1) instruction should begin at or slightly below the point at which the student is functioning; (2) praise should be given for successful endeavors; (3) respect for the learner increases his or her self esteem and self confidence; (4) learning takes place in a relationship; (5) there is no substitute for skillful instruction; (6) the dynamics of the learning situation influence learning success; and (7) successful learning depends on the utilization of all available clues concerning the learner's strengths and weaknesses. The organizational structure must be found that meets the needs of the individual learning center, although it should be kept in mind that the model will never be finished. (JF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (11th, Long Beach, California, March 1978)