Some Educational Benefits of Freely Chosen Age Mixing Among Children and Adolescents

Feldman, Jay; Gray, Peter
March 1999
Phi Delta Kappan;Mar99, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p507
Discusses the value of age mixing in social interactions for studying how children learn. How observing children in schools may limit our understanding of children's activities; Observing children in environments where they choose their own activities and partners; Research on age mixing by Lev Vygotsky; Role of adults in age mixing situations; Difference between children's self-directed implicit teaching and adult-directed explicit teaching.


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