Educational practices - Task teaching and learning -improving the quality of education for disadvantaged students

The purpose of this booklet is to describe the central role that tasks play (or, perhaps more accurately, should play) in school learning, particularly in efforts to improve the quality of education for economically disadvantaged children and youth.

This booklet offers a set of eight principles that, when properly applied, should enable teachers to

  • (1) understand more fully the tasks they are using,
  • (2) increase awareness of the reasons for using the tasks, and
  • (3) design, select, and use tasks more effectively with economically disadvantaged children and youth.
  • Task, teaching and learning

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