ERIC Number: ED447944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Importance of Child Development in Education: A Conservation with James Comer and Chip Wood. [Videotape].
Comer, James; Wood, Chip
Taped before an audience of teachers from around the country, this 65-minute videotape presents a discussion between James Comer and Chip Wood, noted experts in child development and education, in which they converse and respond to questions about critical issues confronting educators today. During the first part of the video, Comer and Wood discuss why it is important to incorporate child development information into classroom and educational policy, the role of the attachment between student and teacher in learning, the importance of a school climate to nurture a supportive teacher-student relationship, and how the overemphasis on standards and accountability can ignore children's needs. In addition, barriers to integrating child development into education are discussed, including societal barriers, lack of professional training on applying developmental principles, and the pressures to increase test scores. The second part of the video presents Comer and Wood responding to questions from the audience regarding inclusion, voucher programs, attention deficit disorder, teachers' emotions, common misconceptions about child development, and the responsibility of the schools to address moral issues. (KB)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade Repetition, Inclusive Schools, School Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Videotape Recordings
Northeast Foundation for Children, 71 Montague City Road, Greenfield, MA 01301. Tel: 800-360-6332 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org (65-minute VHS tape, $24.95).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northeast Foundation for Children, Greenfield, MA.; Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Child Study Center.