Open Access Graduate Research Paper
There has been much discussion concerning the importance of including thinking skills in the curriculum. Although emphasis has been placed in this area, data indicates that only a small percentage of students graduate from school competent in thinking skills (Smith, 1987). The lack of success in teaching them is explained by Beyer (1984). He names five factors that contribute to the failure of teaching thinking skills. His list includes: (a) confusion over which skills to teach, (b) failure to identify the components of skills, (c) use of inappropriate teaching techniques, (d) coverage of too many skills in too little time, and (e) incongruity between what is taught and what is tested.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mary Nan Aldridge
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©1991 Marsha Koenig
Koenig, Marsha, "Using children's literature to develop decision making skills" (1991). Graduate Research Papers. 2739.