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ERIC Number: EJ1245056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2320-2653
Child-Centered Education: Criticisms
Shah, Rajendra Kumar
Shanlax International Journal of Education, v8 n1 p22-37 Dec 2019
There have been quite a lot of concerns and arguments over the appropriateness of CCE for developing countries where the social and cultural values, educational traditions, and available resources are so different from the West. Most of the educationists argue for the teacher-centered formalistic approach, which is believed to be more suitable for contexts where resources are sufficient, and teacher professional capability is very high. Issues related to CCE in developing countries have been the focus of discussion from the 1980s and particularly the 1990s. The primary intention of the present study to explore the significant criticisms related to child-centered education. Eleven serious objections: danger of centeredness; absenting knowledge; learner centeredness: scientifically validated?; freedom versus discipline; practicality of learner-centered teaching; individual and society; the absence of authentic social relationships; teacher's roles; natural Sequence of development; the powerless female teacher and child; and the free and individual child: an illusionary and decontextualized construct have been discussed in the present article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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