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`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

Developing a Positive Lifestyle
Developing a positive lifestyle

In the first chapter of this book we discussed how people who fail in an important area of their lives tend to feel failures generally. The Self-Esteem Enhancement Programme has tried to show that students with literacy difficulties do not necessarily need to lose confidence and demonstrate low self-esteem even though they may not yet have achieved a functional level of literacy. In this final chapter emphasis is placed on the need for a particular philosophy and a positive lifestyle as a further step towards maintaining self-esteem; it applies to both students and tutors.

Most people would agree that a major goal in life is the achievement of happiness. Unfortunately, it is difficult to set out consciously to achieve ...

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