Latest Developmentally Appropriate Practice Stories

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Warash, Bobbie Curtis, Reagan; Hursh, Dan; Tucci, Vicci Abstract. We focus on integrating developmentally appropriate practices, the project approach of Reggio Emilia, and a behavior analytic model to support a quality preschool environment. While the above practices often are considered incompatible, we have found substantial overlap and room for integration of these perspectives in practical application. With the growing number of children with disabilities and challenging behaviors in...

2008-09-06 03:00:20

By Kissel, Brian IN 2003, the National Commission on Writing pleaded for a writing revolution in education. The plea included a call for increased attention on the subject of writing, considered the "most neglected" of the "three 'Rs'" (p. 3). Although state tests dictate that schools take an intensive look at the writing of 4th-, 8th-, and 12th-grade students, studying writing development from its genesis in preschool children provides important insights into later writing success....

2007-07-24 06:22:16

By Camp, Deborah Graves Abstract. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to construct a description and interpretation of the standards development process of the Early Childhood/Generalist Standards documents, both first edition and second edition, using an analysis of the actions of and interactions between committee members, professional organization representatives, and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards staff. An additional purpose was to discover and analyze...

2007-06-28 12:05:48

By Hyun, Eunsook A teacher candidate, Lisa Multian, was assigned to an inner-city kindergarten for her internship. When Lisa initially met Mary White, her cooperating teacher, Mrs. White was busy preparing for her second (spring) semester curriculum for 23 kindergartners. Lisa asked Mrs. White, "How diverse is your classroom?" Mrs. White answered, "This year, I have 12 boys and 11 girls, among them 8 blacks, 7 Hispanics, 6 whites, and 2 Chinese. Oh, no. I mean two Asians. One of the Asian...

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