Teaching As if Children Matter

  • David W. Kritt


This chapter sets a context for juxtaposing theories of learning and development with educational reforms as they affect teacher education and classroom practices. No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, and the Common Core standards are critiqued, followed by discussion of the old learning theory foundations of many taken-for-granted classroom practices. These are contrasted with a constructivist perspective. The chapter ends with a brief overview of the organization of the book and summary of its chapters.


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  • David W. Kritt
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  1. 1.School of EducationCollege of Staten Island, City University of New YorkStaten IslandUSA

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