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ERIC Number: EJ886947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Rethinking the Relationship between Learning and Development: Teaching for Learning in Early Childhood Classrooms
Hatch, J. Amos
Educational Forum, v74 n3 p258-268 2010
This article challenges the overemphasis in early childhood education on young children's development and its relative inattention to their learning. The author argues that learning leads cognitive development, and that early childhood educators should be more centered on teaching for learning and less on facilitating development. An alternative framework for thinking about early childhood teaching is presented, including descriptions of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, which place children's learning at the center of early childhood practice. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A