Scientology: How We Help—Enabling Teachers and Students to Succeed
A new brochure released by the Church of Scientology International in March 2013 spotlights Applied Scholastics and Study Technology, which have bettered the lives of countless teachers and students the world over for more than four decades.
Nowhere are the benefits of Study Technology more tangible than in the competent and caring hands of Claudia Garcia Chaparro of Léon, Guanajuato, Mexico.
An Applied Scholastics instructor for the past 17 years, Chaparro tutors children and trains teachers in the use of Study Technology, an educational breakthrough researched and developed by American author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Mr. Hubbard isolated the precise causes of success or failure in any activity of study and developed an actual technology of learning with which to master any subject. Applied Scholastics trains teachers, tutors and mentors, making Study Technology available to governments, schools and individuals internationally.
Chaparro has delivered courses in Study Technology to 10,000 children and adults—more than 3,000 in the last year alone. She has also translated various Applied Scholastics educational materials in Spanish. What she finds most gratifying is the changes she can accomplish not only in the study skills of her students but in their lives.
One child did not want to be in school at all. Chaparro says “He kept telling me 'I can’t' and 'I’m not smart' until Study Technology helped him enjoy learning and increased his self-esteem, confidence and pride.”
Chaparro was asked to see if she could do anything for a child who was about to be medicated for “attention difficulties.” Learning that the boy was subsisting on candy and spending most of his time playing video games, she worked with his parents to improve his diet and involve him in extroverting activities. Then she worked with the boy one-on-one, clearing up all the words he didn’t understand in school. Now he is writing, reading and turning in perfect multiplication assignments—nothing wrong with his attention whatsoever, says Chaparro.
One teacher she trained, although recognized by her faculty and peers as an effective educator, felt anxious about her ability to perform. Early in her career, the teacher had met with a great deal of arbitrary criticism—she was even dismissed from working at several schools and she never really understood why. On completing a basic course in Study Technology, she felt revitalized and told Chaparro, “After 35 years as a teacher, this is my first opportunity to see what I was doing wrong and, more important, the first time I have had the right tools to correct it.”
Another teacher felt intimidated at the thought of learning Study Technology, saying she was dyslexic and therefore had difficulty assimilating written material. Charappo cracked this disability with some of the techniques she had learned, enabling the teacher to resolve her career and personal issues.
“I really love what I do,” says Chaparro, who is grateful for the training she received at the Applied Scholastics International campus in Spanish Lake, Missouri, where she learned the tools to help others. “Nothing makes me happier than seeing the light turn on in a child or teacher’s eyes and to hear them say 'I get it!'”
The Church of Scientology has published a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—Applied Scholastics, Achieving Literacy and Education, one of a series of publications presented to meet requests for more information about the Scientology religion and its support of global humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs. For more information, visit the Scientology website at www.scientology.org/AppliedScholastics.
Applied Scholastics International is a secular nonprofit public benefit corporation that addresses head-on the problem of illiteracy by making L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries in the field of education and literacy broadly available. It has trained nearly 140,000 educators and has helped more than 39 million with Study Technology. The organization works with hundreds of affiliated schools and educational programs throughout the world, providing the effective learning tools developed by L. Ron Hubbard.