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ERIC Number: ED374590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Improving Student Academic Success and Self-Esteem through the Use of Organizational Skills.
Dincher, Donna; McGuire, Lorraine
An intervention was implemented to improve academic success and self-esteem of eighth grade students classified as learning disabled in a district northwest of Chicago, Illinois. Major elements of the intervention included strategies to increase teacher awareness of the students' inability to use and process information, intervention to improve organizational skills, and a plan to assist students in understanding the use of an organizational tool and how it is related to academic success and self-esteem. Inservice training was provided to the two teachers of students with learning disabilities who were going to implement the intervention. Students then learned to separate their notes and handouts according to subject areas, to organize them into a binder, and to complete a weekly checklist. As a result of the intervention, students' self-esteem improved, students' academic achievement increased, and students increased their awareness of the importance of using organizational skills. Appendices contain various survey forms and assessment instruments. (Contains 17 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Master's Thesis, Saint Xavier University.