ERIC Number: EJ617866
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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The Littlest Learners: Providing Appropriate Education for Our Youngest Students.
Oekerman, Rebecca B.
American School Board Journal, v187 n11 p54-55,58 Nov 2000
Since 5-year-olds are in the "preoperational" stage of development, they think differently from older children and adults. This means teachers should be encouraged to interact differently with younger kids. The importance of creating developmentally appropriate programs stressing playing and talking is discussed. (MLH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Boards of Education, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Processes, Play, Social Development, Standardized Tests, Teacher Student Relationship, Testing Problems, Young Children
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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