Who is to blame?

Hempenstall, K 2005, 'Who is to blame?', Direct Instruction News, vol. 5, pp. 16-31.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Who is to blame?
Author(s) Hempenstall, K
Year 2005
Journal name Direct Instruction News
Volume number 5
Start page 16
End page 31
Total pages 15
Publisher Association for Direct Instruction
Abstract Who is to blame when children fail to learn? Perhaps blame is too harsh and pejorative an expression, carrying with it a sense of intention or at least reckless disregard by the responsible party. School learning is a primarily cognitive activity which requires adequate capacity and intention on the part of the learner and an environment enabling successful interactions to occur. Thus there are numerous possibilities to account for failure to learn. Determination of responsibility can be considered from at least two perspectives. One concerns who the various players believe has the responsibility for children's learning. Who do policy makers, parents, and teachers consider responsible?
Subject Learning Sciences
Keyword(s) direct instruction
ISSN 1540-0026
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