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This reader brings together over 40 selections of enduring intellectual value--classic articles, book excerpts, and research studies--that have shaped the study of early childhood education and our contemporary understanding of it. Selections are organized topically around major areas of study such as teaching, development, exceptional and culturally diverse students, learning and instruction, motivation and classroom management, and assessment.... group time. Phonics instruction stresses learning rules rather than developing understanding of systematic relationships between letters and sounds. Children are required to complete worksheets or to complete the basal reader although ... Inappropriate Practice: Math is taught as a separate subject at a scheduled time each day. A math ... Timed tests on number facts are given and graded daily.

Author:Karen Menke Paciorek, Joyce Huth Munro
Publisher:Dushkin Pub Group - 1996


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