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Teaching Children in the Middle Grades


reviewed by Alice Miel - 1952

coverTitle: Teaching Children in the Middle Grades
Author(s): Alvina Treut Burrows
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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For too many years the curriculum of the older children in our elementary schools has lagged behind that of the younger ones. This is partly because specialists in child development have carried on most of their research with children from birth through ages six or seven, and teachers of eight-to eleven-year-olds have been told, "Little is known about children of the age you teach." Here a vicious circle seems to have been operating. Because the curriculum for the middle grades is less flexible, less geared to individual differences, less free than that in the nursery school, kindergarten, and primary grades, children have fewer chances to show what are their preoccupations and concerns, what their choices of learning activities would be if they were more free to select them. Thus teachers of middle grades usually are not in a favorable position to learn about their pupils while they teach them. Neither... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 2, 1952, p. 113-113
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4934, Date Accessed: 2/25/2021 2:33:56 PM

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