"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Sent to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 12, 2012
Kindergarten is not school. It is supposed to help children transition from home to school and prepare them socially for school. If kindergarten prep camps (“School camps in St. Louis area aim to give incoming kindergartners a leg up,” July 12) are necessary to prepare children for kindergarten, what is kindergarten for?
Will we soon see camps to prepare children for kindergarten prep camps?
Original article: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/school-camps-aim-to-give-incoming-kindergartners-a-leg-up/article_3dc0b0b4-9063-5755-9261-90cf94269b23.html#ixzz20TASRh3z
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