Keywords

developmentally appropriate practice, LSU studies, behavior in children

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1993-12

Publisher

Advances in Early Education and Day Care

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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