How Development Affects Learning: Lessons Learned from Developmental, Cognitive, and Natural Science

  • Deirdre Lee Fitzgerald
Part of the Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives book series (IICL, volume 10)

Much attention has been paid to the “education crisis” arising from the gap between students needs and expectations and the lack of resources available to teachers and schools to address those needs. Federal initiatives such as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (widely known from previous authorizations as IDEA), and other phenomena exert crushing demands on the current model. With these changes, terms such as inclusion, accountability, and mastery have become part of the everyday nomenclature in schools. As communities struggle to meet the needs of learners, new support for learning is developing. Today, programming extends beyond the school day to include before- and after-school, as well as home- and community-based settings for many children. After-school programs, in particular, play a vital role in increasing the academic success and social competence of young learners.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Associate Professor of Psychology, Applied Behavior AnalysisEastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimanticUSA

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