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ERIC Number: EJ1058911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
The Common Core's First Casualty: Playful Learning
Bowdon, Jill
Phi Delta Kappan, v96 n8 p33-37 May 2015
Although the Common Core standards do not prescribe pedagogy or forbid playful learning, kindergarten teachers will find it challenging to maintain a playful classroom under this reform. Kindergarten teachers have to cover a more rigorous and accelerated curriculum now, and they are doing so in a context that rewards procedural teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001