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ERIC Number: EJ1125308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
Question and Answer: Observation in the Elementary Classroom
Baker, Kay
NAMTA Journal, v41 n3 p267-274 Sum 2016
In this article, Kay Baker sets out to answer the questions, "What is observation? What is the nature of observation in the elementary class? How can observation help the adult guide the development of children?" She responds by listing the areas that can be observed in the elementary class (the prepared environment, the work of the adult, the work of the child, the society created by this group, outside explorations in the large society), and discussing what observations can be made in each of those areas. She concludes with a lovely summary of what it means to be a guide to the child. [Reprinted from "AMI Communications 2" (2008): 59-63.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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