The notion that Early Childhood education should be natural comes about. It is discovered that children should only be taught things that are developmentally appropriate.
1746 - 1827
It is discovered that it is unreasonable to believe that children should have to learn on their own.
1782 - 1852
Frobel discovers the importance of play in a child's education. More materials emerge in Early Childhood Education.
1930 - 1940
It was discovered that reading readiness does not include those who have auditory processing issues, visual processing issues, visual motor skill problems, or large motor skill problems.
This type of instruction is based off the medical research findings of Maria Montessori. Learning using manipulative resources and the five senses were encouraged.
A child's education should be centered around the interests of the children.
Stages of Cognitive Development
Piaget develops his stages of cognitive development: Sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operations period.
Vygotsky develops the ideal of schema. Which is known as a mental process that stores information that someone learns.
Learning does not happen by chance. Instead Behaviorist learning perspective is an organized program that is direct.
No Child Left Behind
Passed by the Bush administration. One of the major factors of this act includes the advancement in children's literacy. Children were now expected to read proficiently by the 3rd grade. Many incentives were put into place to help further the advancement of students living in poverty.