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ERIC Number: EJ751295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Consider the Walls
Tarr, Patricia
Young Children, v59 n3 p88-92 May 2004
This article critically examines classroom walls from four perspectives: (1) reading the environment; (2) walls that silence; (3) the purpose of display; and (4) aesthetics. The author offers some suggestions for teachers to consider when purchasing materials and in planning how to use classroom walls to enhance the educational setting. She encourages teachers to critically examine the quality and quantity of commercial materials on their walls to determine whether they actually contribute to children's learning or whether they ultimately silence children. She emphasizes that children should be respected as active, curious learners with ideas to communicate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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