Mandated Curriculum vs Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Mandated Curriculum vs Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Mandated Curriculum vs Developmentally Appropriate Practices

You are a parent who is concerned about the new state mandated, textbook-based curriculum for kindergarten, and you are writing a letter to the school board in protest of this new policy. In your letter, define DAP, describe the benefits of DAP, and explain why you feel the use of a textbook-based curriculum may be inappropriate. Describe potential negative effects of this curriculum and how it is developmentally inappropriate to literacy development. Recommend an alternative approach to developing literacy skills. In your letter, use the kindergarten standards from your state and the guidelines for DAP described in the course text as well as in NAEYC resources.

The paper should be two to three pages in addition to the title page and the reference page. Use at least one scholarly reference in addition to your text. Your paper should also be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Defines and Describes the Benefits of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)

Distinguished - Comprehensively defines developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and thoroughly describes its benefits. Utilizes several resources in the description.

Proficient - Defines developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and describes its benefits. Utilizes some resources in the description.

Basic - Briefly defines developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and minimally describes its benefits. Uses few resources in the description.

Below Expectations - Attempts to define developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and describe its benefits; however, insufficient resources are used in the description.

Non-Performance - The definition of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and the description of its benefits are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.
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