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Gideon: The Boy Who Hates Learning in School


reviewed by Alexandra Grannis - 1976

coverTitle: Gideon: The Boy Who Hates Learning in School
Author(s): Gladys Natchez
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Gladys Natchez, a psychotherapist and reading specialist, has achieved in writing Gideon: A Boy Who Hates Learning in School an imagined and imaginative account of the turmoil, anguish, and discouragement that occur in a nine-year-old boy who has difficulty learning to read. By seeing events through Gideon's eyes we begin to understand the strain of being judged by the speed at which you accomplish standardized tasks, of being judged always in relation to others, of making an effort and getting little in return. Gideon is in the third grade of a suburban school but he is reading at first grade level. Since his classmates are reading at or above grade level, reading has become a source of embarrassment as well as an endless struggle. Gideon is as upset and as puzzled as his parents by his inability to learn. As is no doubt still true in many school systems and homes no... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 78 Number 1, 1976, p. 148-149
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1249, Date Accessed: 8/10/2020 1:59:30 AM

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