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Building Self-Esteem with Adult Learners

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March 2000 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`The book is a useful introductory reader for any initial post-compulsory teacher training programme, or the early stages of a degree in post-compulsory education and training. It would also be valuable additional reading for basic skills tutors embarking on the new adult literacy and numeracy qualifications' - Escalate

`It is a useful and practical resource which, even if not used for the purposes of staff development, contains helpful insights into something we often talk about but rarely stop to examine' - Adult Learners

Self-esteem is a major factor in learning outcomes, with research consistently showing a positive relationship between how a person values themselves and their level of academic attainment.

This book shows tutors how to build self-esteem in adult learners, especially those engaged on courses to improve literacy skills. The author presents a structured programme designed to raise self-esteem and also presents a theoretical basis for the development of self-esteem. Practical activities and strategies are presented for building self-esteem in both tutor and student.

The book is organized in two parts. Part I provides tutors with an understanding of a student's psychological needs and also provides guidance on developing the necessary teaching skills conducive to the building of self-esteem. Part II comprises of the self-esteem enhancement programme.

The book will be useful to tutors working with adult learners in both further and higher education, as well as to tutors on basic adult literacy skills courses.

 
The Self-Concept
 
The Student's Personality
 
The Student with Special Educational Needs
 
Assessing Progress and Maintaining Motivation
 
Developing the Skills
 
The Tutoring Session
 
The Self-Esteem Enhancement Programme
 
Developing a Positive Lifestyle

`It is a useful and practical resource which, even if not used for the purposes of staff development, contains helpful insights into something we often talk about but rarely stop to examine' - Adult Learners


Understanding learners is essential for all teachers and lecturers. Low self-esteem is a major issue with adult learners, this book covers a vital topic.

Mr Sam Emmett
Early Childhood Education, Glyndwr University
July 1, 2019

This book was very broad in it's breakdown of strategies to build Self-Esteem.

Mr Daniel James Brown
Eary Years Education, St Vincent College
October 25, 2016

Highly specific

Dr Peter Gossman
CELT, Manchester Metropolitan University
January 18, 2015

Although well presented did not feature any supplimental information or concepts. Good read however.

Miss Carmel Parker
Laboratory medine, central manchester university hospitals
December 11, 2011

The ideas in this book seem pertinent to many adult learners in HE, insofar as it is still the case that many adult learners are first generation university students. As such many of them lack confidence in their abilities, which is a barrier to learning, particularly in the early stages. It may be that some of the ideas in this book would appeal to adult learners as strategies for self-reflection and the development of self confidence.

Dr Linda Barlow-Meade
Faculty of Health, Social Work & Educ, Northumbria University
July 26, 2011

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