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The best schools : how human development research should inform educational practice

Author: Thomas Armstrong
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the core components, history, and problems associated with what the author calls the "Academic Achievement Discourse," an educational practice focused on accountability, standardized testing, and adequate yearly progress, and describes the benefits of educational programs based on the developmental needs of children in early childhood, elementary, middle school, and high school.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Armstrong
ISBN: 9781416604570 141660457X
OCLC Number: 70778291
Description: ix, 181 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Academic achievement discourse --
Human development discourse --
Early childhood education programs: play --
Elementary schools: learning how the world works --
Middle schools: social, emotional, and metacognitive growth --
High schools: preparing students to live independently in the real world.
Responsibility: Thomas Armstrong ; foreword by David Elkind.
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Discusses the core components, history, and problems associated with what the author calls the "Academic Achievement Discourse," an educational practice focused on accountability, standardized testing, and adequate yearly progress, and describes the benefits of educational programs based on the developmental needs of children in early childhood, elementary, middle school, and high school.

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