They Can but They Don't: Helping Students Overcome Work Inhibition by Jerome H. Bruns

They Can but They Don't: Helping Students Overcome Work Inhibition

byJerome H. Bruns

Paperback | August 1, 1993

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"Required rading for education students, teachers, counselors, and parents of work-inhibited children."—Library Journal.

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Title:They Can but They Don't: Helping Students Overcome Work InhibitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.72 × 5.05 × 0.56 inPublished:August 1, 1993Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140152296

ISBN - 13:9780140152296

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Table of Contents


Part I. The Problem
1. Defining the Problem
2. Who Is Work-Inhibited?
3. Characteristics of Work-Inhibited Students
4. Early Determinants of Work Inhibition

Part II. The Answers
5. Identification and Evaluation of Work Inhibition
6. What Educators Can Do
7. How Parents Can Help Their Work-Inhibited Children
8. Counseling for Work-Inhibited Students

Appendix A: Demographic Studies
Appendix B: Information from Parents and Educators
Appendix C: A Comparative Study of Work-Inhibited and Achieving Students Measuring Self-Esteem, Attitudes Toward School, and Locus of Control
Appendix D: A Comparative Personality Study of Work-Inhibited and High-Achieving Students
Appendix E: Parent and Teacher Interviews
Appendix F: The Relationships Among Completion of School Assignments, Academic Skills, and Grades
Appendix G: New Horizons: A Resource Program for Work-Inhibited Students


From Our Editors

A workable solution for the millions of children trapped in the vicious circle of academic underachievement. Distinguishing work inhibition from intellectual impairment and explaining why it often affects the brightest children, Bruns outlines strategies to help children become successful, self-motivated learners