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ERIC Number: EJ868188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Ten Ways to Create a More Democratic Classroom
McLennan, Deanna Marie Pecaski
Young Children, v64 n4 p100-101 Jul 2009
In today's busy early childhood settings, it can be easy for teachers to become overwhelmed trying to fulfill curriculum, instruction, and assessment requirements. The school day may be spent rushing through activities and gathering documentation. Sometimes educators may feel as though today's kindergarten programs exist solely as preparation for future academic success, instead of being the play-based programs for exploration and social learning they were initially intended to be. This article presents 10 easy-to-implement ideas for creating a more child-friendly, democratic environment in early years classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A