Regimented lessons are part of direct-instruction approach

12/9/2009 | Cary News (N.C.), The

Teachers at a private North Carolina school for students in kindergarten through sixth grade are getting back to basics with a teaching method known as direct instruction. About 10,000 schools worldwide have adopted the fast-paced, regimented teaching method, which critics say eliminates creativity from the classroom. Direct instruction began in the 1960s, and supporters say its scripted lessons are effective at closing achievement gaps and helping disadvantaged students succeed.

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