Moral Classrooms, Moral Children

Moral Classrooms, Moral Children

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This classic bestseller, now updated for today's diverse teaching force and student populations, explores the benefits of sociomoral practices in the classroom. The authors draw on recent research to show how these approaches work with children ages 2a€“8. They focus on how to establish and maintain a classroom environment that fosters children's intellectual, social, moral, emotional, and personality development. Extending the work of Jean Piaget, the authors advocate for a cooperative approach that contrasts with the coercion and unnecessary control that can be seen in many classrooms serving young children. Practical chapters demonstrate how the constructivist approach can be embedded in a school program by focusing on specific classroom situations and activities, such as resolving conflict, group time, rule making, decision making and voting, social and moral discussions, cooperative alternatives to discipline, and activity time.Children in constructivist classrooms spend a significant portion of each morning and afternoon engaging in activities of their choice such as group games, physical-knowledge activities, pretend play, literacy and mathematics activities, blockanbsp;...

Title:Moral Classrooms, Moral Children
Author:Rheta DeVries
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2012


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