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Teaching styles and pupil progress: what the book says

Neville Bennett

Advocates of progressive teaching methods claim that these foster the social and emotional development of children without in any way hindering their academic progress. Critics of the 'new' education on the other hand, equate 'progressive' with 'permissive', insist that levels of achievement are falling, and lay the blame for this firmly at the feet of curriculum innovators and progressive teachers.

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