Thursday, May 14, 2009

Early Childhood Education Revisited

This week's Message from the Dean in our weekly school newsletter refers to two recently published articles which burst commonly held perceptions and argue for the reversal of recent trends in Early Childhood education. The first is an article by Peggy Orenstein entitled "Kindergarten Cram" which appeared in New York Times Magazine at the end of April. The second, by David McKay Wilson, appeared in the May / June edition of the Harvard Education Letter and is entitled "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Age of Testing."

If you have a child in Pre-K or Kindergarten, or will have one there soon, both articles are very much worth a read.

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