Underachievers in school: issues and intervention

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Wiley, Dec 14, 1987 - Education - 187 pages
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Covers issues related to the problem and treatment of underachievement among children of healthy and normal development. Discusses the child's motivation for learning, factors influencing the onset of underachievement, and the characteristics associated with it. Includes the findings of a study, conducted by the author, of primary school underachievers of both average and superior abilities. Introduces a new intervention program appropriate for the treatment of underachievers in class, discusses the teacher's role in helping underachievers, and provides diagnostic tools for identification and teaching methods capable of reducing the incidence of underachievement in school. Explores the educational needs of gifted underachievers, and the practical implications for pre-service and in-service education of teachers.

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An Introduction
The Causes and Characteristics of Scholastic Underachievement
Intervention Treatment of Academic Underachievement

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