Developmentally Appropriate Practice Paper
There is much discussion and debate regarding to the standards movement and its relationship to developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education. In a three- to four- page paper, address this topic with the following components:
1. Provide a description of both the standards movement as is exists today and the main tenets of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP).
2. Identify your position in regard to these approaches. Are they contradictory? Compatible? Can they be successfully integrated or are they mutually exclusive?
3. Include a specific lesson plan or instructional strategy and articulate how it reinforces the position you have taken in this paper.