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ERIC Number: EJ634515
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0034-0472
Learned Helplessness and Dyslexia: A Carts and Horses Issue?
Kerr, H.
Reading, v35 n2 p82-85 Jul 2001
Surveys attitudes towards and beliefs about dyslexia among Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers and providers. Finds doubt, uncertainty and confusion about dyslexia and considerable misgiving. Discusses attribution theory and learned helplessness in the context of ABE. Argues that a diagnosis of dyslexia may be a maladaptive attribution and so inevitably induce learned helplessness. Recommends increased skepticism towards dyslexia in ABE. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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