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Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Scope Note: 
Student-centered educational practices based on developmental needs (usually of young children) that are both age appropriate and individually appropriate -- individuals' patterns of growth, personality, families, and culture are among the important elements of the latter dimension
Category: Educational Process: Classroom Perspectives
Broader Terms
Educational Practices
Narrower Terms
Use this term instead of
Developmentally Appropriate Programs
Developmentally Inappropriate Education
Related Terms
Age Differences
Child Development
Developmental Stages
Developmental Tasks
Early Childhood Education
Educational Philosophy
Individual Development
Learning Trajectories
Student Centered Curriculum
Student Development
Teaching Methods
Young Children
Added to ERIC: 4/21/2000