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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Educating for Obedience: The disastrous impact of education reform on young children

Nancy Carlsson-Paige
In this weeks program we talk to Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Professor Emerita of early childhood education at Lesley University where she taught teachers for more than 30 years. She is also a respected author and the founder of the University's Center for Peaceable Schools.

Nancy discusses how schooling can meet the developmental needs of school-age children; and how current corporate education reform policies are harming young children's social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.

She talks pointedly about how current standardized curriculum and testing regimes and the privatization of public education causes great harm to young children's development; exacerbates inequality and undermines the human potential to engage in social change.

Nancy also talks at length about the horrendous impact virtual schools have on the lives of young children.

Click here to learn more about Nancy Carlsson-Paige

You can download mp3's of this program here:
Program 20: Pacifica Audioport (podcast)
Program 20: Internet Archive

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