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ERIC Number: ED262907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-1
Pages: 21
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Educational Environments That Empower.
Greenberg, Selma
Since traditionally-raised boys and girls have different pre-school experience, they arrive at school differentially prepared for the educational process. As a group, boys have one set of attitudes, skills, and knowledge; girls another. To empower all children, schools must address the needs of both groups. Typically, schools have attempted to remediate the problems of boys and ignore the problems of girls. This is quite clearly the case in the earliest grades. The early educational environment, therefore, needs reshaping and refocusing if all children are to be well educated across the curriculum spectrum. Children who have dependable and flexible impulse control, who are experienced across a whole array of skills, abilities and knowledge, who can enjoy indoor and outdoor activity, enjoy intimate as well as large group activity, children with a robust sense of self and a growing sense of future possibilities, are powerful children! Early childhood environments that make this happen are early childhood environments that empower. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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