developmentally appropriate practice, LSU studies, behavior in children
For five years a group of researchers at Lousiana State Uinversity has been studying the effects of devlopmentally appropriate and developmentally inappropriate instructional practices on the behavior and achievement of young children. This paper begins with an overview of the extent of this work. The major arguments of the critics who have examined child development as the conceptual base for early childhood education and a construct of developmentally appropriate practice from the conceptualization view are then examined. Finally, the results of the LSU studies are summarized and a case is made in support of a construct of developmentally appropriate practice. The paper closes with connections and implications.
Original Publication Citation
Charlesworth, R., Hart, C.H., Burts, D.C., & *DeWolf, D.M. (1993). The LSU Studies: Building a research base for developmentally appropriate practice. Advances in Early Education and Day Care, 5, 3-28.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Charlesworth, Rosalind; Hart, Craig H.; Burts, Diane C.; and DeWolf, Michele, "Building A Research base for developmentally Appropriate Practice" (1993). All Faculty Publications. 2922.
Advances in Early Education and Day Care
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
© 1993 by JAI Press Inc.