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ERIC Number: ED472990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Generally Accepted Principles of Teaching and Learning and Their Implications for Local Education Support Systems.
Foley, Ellen
This report outlines a framework of widely accepted ideas about student learning. It describes the implications arising from good instruction and good local education support systems. It presents seven major points, beginning with the fact that all children can learn but their instruction in school largely determines what, how, and how much they learn. Furthermore, all children can attain to much higher standards than they are commonly held to, regardless of their race or ethnicity, family income, gender, primary language, or disability. Successful outcomes depend on good instruction bolstered by good local education support systems. Good instruction and good support systems underlie the notions that learning is a complex process interrelated with all aspects of development and that all children do not learn in the same way or at the same pace. Such systems are important components of the awareness that learning is active and requires effort and resilience on the part of the students, as well as interaction with teachers, texts, materials, and other learners. Learning depends on a foundation of factual knowledge, understanding in context, and the ability to organize facts and concepts so that they can be retrieved and applied, but it is not limited to school. Children's out-of-school experiences should accommodate this fact.(RJM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Annenberg Inst. for School Reform.