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ERIC Number: ED185846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 22
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Suggestopaedia and Literacy.
Racle, Gabriel L.
The emotional and paraconscious characteristics of an adult who is faced with the need to learn to read make the use of the suggestopedic instructional method, which operates below the level of consciousness, attractive. Among learner characteristics to which suggestopedia can be directly applied are integrative and instrumental motivation, and those aspects of cultural conditioning that will not allow the learner to accept an imposed written language, which must grow from his/her own verbal command. The complex anxieties of the adult learner can be answered by the total relaxation and security that is the essence of suggestopedia. The inclusion of artistic elements in instruction, especially music, is crucial. Because an ideal mood for learning is established from the beginning, remarkable results can be achieved in a short time. A global approach toward teaching children to read and write is described. With some modifications, a similar program could be instituted for adults. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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