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Slow learners : a break in the circle : a practical guide for teachers

Author: Diane Griffin
Publisher: London ; Totowa, N.J. : Woburn Press, 1978.
Series: Woburn education series.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Griffin
ISBN: 0713001372 9780713001372 0713040033 9780713040036
OCLC Number: 4640786
Description: 223 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1. The needs of slow learners as individuals: --
What is a slow learner? --
Breaking the circle of failure --
What are the objectives? where do we start? --
Motivation --
a prime factor --
Mutual trust --
The role of the teacher --
The role of the peer group --
The role of the parent --
The classroom environment --
Changing attitudes --
Expectations of parents, teachers and pupils --
The individual child --
Diagnosis and testing --
Responsibility of the school --
Part 2. Diagnosis: --
Whose concern? --
Why diagnoze? --
What is diagnosis? --
What diagnosis includes --
When to diagnoze? --
Whom to use to help with diagnosis --
Initial diagnostic screening --
Published reading tests --
individual tests, group tests, phonic tests --
Advantages of various kinds of test --
The slow reader --
The non-reader --
Miscellaneous tests of use in diagnostic work --
Things to check --
Assessments of IQ --
Intelligence tests available to teachers --
Useful books on intelligence --
Recording information and progress --
Suggested formula for a record card --
Whom to use in treatment of child --
Part 3. Reading: --
Reading competence --
Principles in teaching reading --
Non-readers --
Practical suggestions for training in visual /motor abilities --
Practical suggestions for training in auditory speech abilities --
Practical suggestions for training in sequencing abilities --
Pre-reading materials --
Different types of reading method --
Building a sight vocabulary --
Teaching phonics --
Reading record sheet for phonic ability --
Activities for phonic training --
Language development --
Activities --
Series available for language development --
Teacher organization --
Preparing materials --
Useful reading series --
Workbooks and activities --
Reading laboratories --
Other aids and equipment --
Interest books --
Reference books --
Part 4. Learning difficulties in mathematics: --
The problem --
the subject, anxiety or limited ability? --
Is it a difficult subject? --
Premature formalization --
Patterns for teaching --
Recognizing the problem areas --
I can't do maths --
I won't do mathematics --
the reluctant learner --
Mathematics --
as a tool for life? --
Preparation of resources --
Part 5. Social studies: --
The growth in importance of social studies --
History --
Economics --
Geography --
Sociology --
Part 6. Health and sex education: --
A beginning --
a two-year course --
Extracts from pupils' work --
Summary --
Part 7. Drama and photography as means of communication: --
Drama --
Can we do drama? --
Community drama? --
Socio-drama --
Techniques and games --
Building techniques --
Trust games --
Photography --
visual communication for all --
Photography in the junior school --
the pinhole camera --
Photography in the secondary school --
Part 8. Resources and materials: --
Human resources are of primary value --
Paper resources --
Not fashion again! --
Information cards --
Better future parents --
Summary --
Part 9. School organization and slow learners: --
A completely unstreamed comprehensive school --
A banded comprehensive school --
The growth of pastoral systems --
Super-size organizations and institutions --
What is the mini-school? --
Mutually caring for each individual.
Series Title: Woburn education series.
Responsibility: Diane Griffin.

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