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ERIC Number: ED045325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-7
Pages: 12
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The Child from Six to Eight--Developmental Growth Patterns.
Braun, Frederick G.
A major part of the primary school day is devoted to reading instruction. However, current practices in many classrooms interfere with growth patterns on which the ability to read is dependent. To alleviate this the teacher should have more freedom to interact with individual children, greater flexibility in scheduling and adaptation of materials to fit the child, and further training to become a better decision-maker in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and management. These changes in teacher practices can make the learning-teaching process more relevant and enjoyable to both teacher and child. The classroom environment must be arranged to provide for self-directedness through child planning and decision-making, to encourage the building of a positive self-concept by creating an atmosphere which is free of fear and failure, to develop good interpersonal relationships by making time available for the teacher and child to work together, and to give children a chance to associate with all of their peers. References are included. (Author/DE)
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Note: Paper presented at the conference of the International Reading Association, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970