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The Course of Mental Development in Slow Learners under an “Experience Curriculum”


by Miriam C. Pritchard, Kathryn M. Horan & Leta S. Hollingworth - 1940

During the last few years vigorous claims have been advanced that intellectual growth of children is significantly influenced by the type of school attended; for instance, that children enrolled in schools where the curriculum looks to life experiences for its enrichment rather than placing the major emphasis on textbook verbalization show permanent gains in intelligence as measured by intelligence tests. Similarly, that children in the 'usual' school environment remain at the same level of intelligence, and that a very inferior school environment will have a depressing effect upon the intelligence.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 39, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 41 Number 10, 1940, p. 245-254
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20506, Date Accessed: 10/18/2019 12:20:21 AM

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