Harvard Educational Review
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    Back to Kindergarten Basics

    Anne Martin
    Anne Martin's impassioned essay assaults teacher-proof curricula and abstract, formal learning theories. Her argument is based on the observation that kindergartners are deeply aware of their own learning needs and will practice the skills and activities necessary to satisfy those needs if allowed to do so. A key element in developing these individualized curricula is an autonomous teacher who has ample time to discover and help with what it is the children are trying to learn on their own.

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    Fall 1985 Issue

    Abstracts

    The Deaf as a Linguistic Minority
    Educational Considerations
    Timothy Reagan
    Religion and Public Schools
    Emerging Legal Standards and Unresolved Issues
    Martha M. McCarthy
    Back to Kindergarten Basics
    Anne Martin
    Confessions from a Community College
    Philip Sbaratta
    Yes, the SAT Does Help Colleges
    George H. Hanford
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