When Parents and Teachers Disagree About What Is Developmentally Appropriate

Rae Pica with Maureen Gerard, Ph.D., and Anne Henderson.

It’s a raging conflict: parents committed to get their children ahead of the educational curve want to see rigorous academic work even in preschool. Teachers trained in developmentally appropriate practice struggle to explain why what looks like play is actually the best way to prepare children at that age. What’s a parent/teacher to do? Our guests offer some guidance for resolving this conflict.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Maureen Gerard, Ph.D. (MT) Co-Author: Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education & Director of Professional Field Experience College of Teacher Education and Leadership, Arizona State University, Anne Henderson (ET) Co-author, Beyond the Bake Sale: The essential guide to family school partnerships & Senior Consultant, Community Organizing and Engagement Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Washington, D.C.
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