Remediation v. Self-esteem


“Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you’re going to do about it.”—Kathleen Casey Theisen

Remediation lowers self-esteem

Public school programs often use remediation programs to address low-performance.  The message that kids get from remediation programs is “Remediation lowers self-esteem.” The message that is less than encouraging. Kids are not excided by sharing the news that they are in a remediation class.

How do you feel when your boss says to you, ‘You’ll need to take a remediation class before you go to the next step with our company?” When you are on the job and hear this, your first feeling can be one of inadequacy. You may feel you do not have the training that you should have mastered at some earlier time. It certainly is not something that people tend to brag about to their friends. It may be you feel you missed some training or work experience you should have provided. You may even become angry that the course work or the supervisor in a work training situation was deficient. You might even feel that the time you spent with the training was a waste of valuable effort. You certainly do not feel a lift in your self esteem.