While some children seem to acquire a range of skills without systematic instruction, most children benefit from individualized instruction and assistance with building specific skills. Katz and Chard (1989) suggest that in recent years many teachers of young children have taken a hands-off approach to skill building because they confuse systematic instruction (teaching individual children a progression of skills that contribute to greater proficiency) with direct instruction (teaching the same skills at the same time in the same way to a whole class).
Quote ID: 00564
Carol Garhart Mooney
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