The Hurried Child-25Th Anniversary Edition | Quote 01158

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Many children acquire learned helplessness at school when they are confronted with learning tasks that are too difficult for their level of ability. Some children, for example, fail to learn to read because the way in which it is taught confronts them with a task they cannot comprehend or control. Under these circumstances the learned helplessness response is produced and the child retreats from any experience having to do with reading…

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David Elkind

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The Hurried Child-25Th Anniversary Edition

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