Teaching the Way Children Learn


reviewed by Mary C. Markowitz & Jessica M. Dunn - May 22, 2009

coverTitle: Teaching the Way Children Learn
Author(s): Beverly Falk
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807749281, Pages: 208, Year: 2008
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In the introduction to the book, Beverly Falk states that “the developmental theories, pedagogical understandings and reform strategies” (p. 8) she describes throughout the book are not new. Nor are her arguments for encouraging the adoption of these theories, understandings, and strategies. Since the release of A Nation at Risk in 1983 through the past eight years of intense standards-based reform initiatives tied to No Child Left Behind, many teachers, students, teacher educators, boards of education, parents, policy makers, and communities have questioned the purposes and efficacy of public schools, especially urban schools, and the manner by which public education can be improved. In that regard, Falk is probably preaching to the choir – those who already have qualms about the standards-based approaches being used to address the current performance of public schools and those who would agree with the child-centered approaches she helped implement and study at the Bronx... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 22, 2009
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