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By J.S. Lawes, C.T. Eddy

Originally released in 1966, the 2 authors mixed ability of their topic with adventure of training it to scholars in Africa and in other places. Their target used to be threefold. First and most vital to stress to academics in education how crucial it truly is to treat little ones as contributors, every one with a personality and difficulties caused by heredity and surroundings. Secondly, to offer the instructor adequate wisdom of psychology to assist him to appreciate each one pupil’s studying method and behavior. Thirdly, to stimulate the trainer to statement, enquiry and suggestion. each one bankruptcy ends with urged routines, dialogue issues and interpreting references.

The publication was once one in all a sequence provided to Africa lecturers in education. The sequence was once designed to aid those that have been known as upon to educate the numerous topics of the first college curriculum or or extra matters with junior varieties of secondary faculties. It used to be devoted to the proposition that giving a superb uncomplicated schooling to a country’s little ones is essential to its improvement programme.

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E. Intelligence and Attainment Tests. University of London Press. Chapters 2*, 3 and 9*. Wall, W. D„ Schonell, F. J. & Olson, W. C. Failure in School: UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg. *MacArthur, R. , lrvine, S. H. & Brimble, A. R. The Northern Rhodesia Mental Ability Survey. Part 1. Rhodesia Mental Ability Survey. Part I Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, Lusaka. 48 CHAPTER 6 Children differ in Behaviour JUST as children show variation one from another in their school achievement, so variety is seen, though to a less extent, in their general behaviour.

E. Intelligence and Attainment Tests. University of London Press. Chapters 2*, 3 and 9*. Wall, W. D„ Schonell, F. J. & Olson, W. C. Failure in School: UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg. *MacArthur, R. , lrvine, S. H. & Brimble, A. R. The Northern Rhodesia Mental Ability Survey. Part 1. Rhodesia Mental Ability Survey. Part I Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, Lusaka. 48 CHAPTER 6 Children differ in Behaviour JUST as children show variation one from another in their school achievement, so variety is seen, though to a less extent, in their general behaviour.

The big rule for teaching is to use real material, real situations, reference to the children’s own experience for the examples. Real examples and a variety of examples, these will help the formation of concepts. There will of course be many topics which we have to teach in school in which it is impossible to use real examples, and with these topics it is important that the teacher’s understanding of the topic, the teacher’s own set of concepts, should be as accurate as possible, and that through his powers of description, use of illustrations, and use of any experiences of the pupils which are similar to the unobtainable examples, he will be successful in getting the children to form accurate concepts.

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