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ERIC Number: EJ1059558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Rediscovering Problem Solving in the Early Childhood Curriculum
Bridge, Heather
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v14 p93-103 Spr 2004
Questionnaire responses suggest although educators know the learning value of problem solving, they rarely use it. Twenty-one educators were introduced to learning through problem solving. They were read a story and asked to overcome an associated problem. The questionnaire assessed children's literacy learning through problem solving, and educators' frequency of using it. Educators recognized that learning was stimulated. However, few of them regularly used it. Reported reasons for this were organizational problems and pressure of State Learning Standards. To increase problem solving, it is recommended educators attend professional development workshops that focus on learning theory, problem-solving activity and meeting State Learning Standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A