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2. Learning As We Grow - Development and Learning

Web-based readings

Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R. R. (Eds.) (1999). How children learn (Chapter 4). In How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.


Carnegie Corporation of New York. (1994). Starting points: Meeting the needs of our youngest children. The report of the Carnegie Task Force on Meeting the Needs of Young Children. New York: Author.

This abridged version of a Carnegie Report describes the critical importance of early childhood education and the issues of meeting the needs of children at risk.

Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development (1995). Great transitions: Preparing adolescents for a new century. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York.

This abridged version of a Carnegie Report describes issues of adolescent development and public policy questions that address them.

Comer, J. (April 23, 2001). Schools that develop children. In The American Prospect, 12(7). Retrieved December 4, 2001, from the American Prospect Web site.


Guidelines for Appropriate Curriculum Content and Assessment in Programs Serving Children Ages 3 Through 8: A position statement of the National Association for the Education for Young Children and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education. Adopted November, 1990. Retrieved 2/22/03.

This comprehensive article describes developmentally appropriate teaching, how children learn, and how curriculum can be informed by individual and age differences. While focused on young children, many of the points made are applicable for all learners.

Fillmore, L. W., & Snow, C. (2000). What teachers need to know about language. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved June 20, 2002.


National Association for the Education of Young Children. Accreditation Program. Retrieved November 25, 2002.


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Center for Children and Families
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120 th Street Box 39
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-678-3904
Located at Teachers' College, Columbia University, the Center advances the policy, education, and development of children and their families. Sharon Lynne Kagan and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn are co-directors of the Center.

Child Development Project in the Development Studies Center (DSC)
Eric Schaps
Oakland, CA 94606-5300
Phone: 510-533-0213
Fax: 510-464-3670
This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children develop intellectually, ethically, and socially.

Child & Family WebGuide
This is a Web portal of resources and sites about children and learning. The Education/Learning section and the Typical Development section provide a wealth of online resources. David Elkind developed this portal in collaboration with the Society for Research in Child Development located at Tufts University.

National Head Start Association
1651 Prince St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-0875; fax (703)739-0878
The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a non-profit organization that “provides a national forum for the continued enhancement of Head Start services for poor children ages 0 through 5, and their families.”

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
University of Michigan
505 E. Huron, Suite 301
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1567
Phone: 734- 998-6578
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is an organization dedicated to multidisciplinary research in the field of human development.

Starting Points: State and Community Partnerships for Young Children
Carnegie Corporation
This Carnegie Corporation of New York program is dedicated to developing strategies to meet the needs of children in their first three years of life.

The National Association for Education of Young Children
1509 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1426
The National Association for Education of Young Children is a national organization of educators dedicated to the improvement of programs for children from birth through third grade. The Web site provides professional development, community, and parent resources.

Yale Child Study Center
230 South Frontage Rd.
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: 203-785-2513
The Yale University child and adolescent research center offers clinical services and educational training in the fields of psychiatry, pediatrics, and child development. The Comer School Development Program within the Yale Child Study Center “aims to bridge child psychiatry and education.” http://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/comer/

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