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ERIC Number: EJ687553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
Literacy, Self-esteem and Locus of Control
Galbraith, Alison; Alexander, Joy
Support for Learning, v20 n1 p28-34 Feb 2005
In this article, Alison Galbraith and Joy Alexander use case studies of a group of primary school pupils to examine the efficacy of an integrated, eclectic approach to the teaching of literacy, including whether constructs such as self-concept and self-esteem have a bearing on academic achievement. Circle Time activities, interactive teaching methods and discussion based on the principles of Solution Focused Brief Therapy aim to improve self-esteem and internalise locus of control in children. Significant improvements in the reading scores of the target children are concurrently achieved with improved self-esteem and locus of control scores, suggesting the usefulness of the teacher acting simultaneously as instructor, scaffolder and iconoclast.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education
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Language: English
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