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The Global Picture of School for All Children
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Trends in Curriculum As class size declines, academic achievement improves. Older students in traditional classrooms have a slight edge in academic achievement. Children in constructivist classrooms tend to be critical thinkers who respect individual differences and have a more positive attitude toward school.
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New Philosophical Directions New approaches to education, grounded in Vygotsky’s theory, capitalize on the rich social context of the classroom to spur children’s learning abilities. A key concept is teachers and children as partners in learning. Teaching adapted to the child’s zone of proximal development works best.
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What Kind of Teaching Works Best? Teaching that encourages high level thinking. A warm, caring environment for learning. De-emphasis on competition. Multigrade classrooms provide several benefits: Promote academic achievement. Raise self-esteem. Promote positive attitudes toward school.
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Based on Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory. Originally intended to enhance reading
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course FAMR 230 taught by Professor Brown,l during the Spring '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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