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ERIC Number: EJ1058912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Close Early Learning Gaps with Rigorous DAP
Brown, Christopher P.; Mowry, Brian
Phi Delta Kappan, v96 n7 p53-57 Apr 2015
Rigorous DAP (developmentally appropriate practices) is a set of 11 principles of instruction intended to help close early childhood learning gaps. Academically rigorous learning environments create the conditions for children to learn at high levels. While academic rigor focuses on one dimension of education--academic--DAP considers the whole landscape of learning--motivational, cultural, socioemotional as well as cognitive. Combined, Rigorous DAP calls for early childhood educators teach the knowledge and skills they expect all their children to eventually attain and demonstrate on a regular basis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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