Selfbeeld van die hulpklasleerling
Pretorius, Christoffel Cornelius Jacobus
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The purpose of this study is to determine whether a child with specific learning disabilities also experiences emotional problems like a poor selfimage. Special reference is made to the aid class pupil. Theoretical background knowledge of the child with specific learning disabilities has been compiled: the etiology and manilestation of learning problems as well as certain characteristic behaviour patterns of such a child. The concept of selfimage and factors that influence it have been attended to. The function and purpose of the aid class have also been dealt with. The questionnaire as emperical research method is explained and implemented in this study. Questions drawn from the above-mentioned study of literature formed the basis of the questionnaire. Questionnaires were sent to everyone of the Afrikaans speaking aid class teachers in Transvaal, totalling a number of 120. The data collected from the questionnaires returned, was analised by means of the S.A.S. computer programme. It is very clear form the frequency and percentage tables compiled from the data analysis, that most aid class pupils have a poor self-image. The questionnaire confirmed what was indicated in the literature: perceptual and academic problems, certain behaviour patterns and the bearing of these factors on the self-image of the pupil in the aid class. Likewise, similar confirmation was obtained concerning the influence of the home and school on the self-image of such a child. It can thus be stated from the study undertaken that an adequate selfimage is a pre-requisite for optimal learning and the actualisation of potential. For this reason the initial orthodidactical assistance to the aid class pupil should include the acquirement of a positive self-image in order to have the child affectively and emotionally prepared in a sufficient way for the intensified leaming process in the aid class.
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