Study Says Elementary Instruction Lacking

March 29, 2007

A new study gives elementary school teachers a low grade when it comes to teaching.

The study was published in the March 30th issue of Science magazine. Researchers warn that relying on test scores and regulations may not drive improvement, especially in science and math.

"We don't see much opportunities for children to be involved in math activities and science activities and in social studies activities. The curriculum if you will, the instruction that children receive, still focuses very heavily on reading" said Robert Pianta, UVa Professor of Education.

The study was based on live observations of one thousand children from around the country.

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