EDUCATIONAL IMPLIMENTATIONS OF THE PERIOD OF LATER CHILDHOOD
(i) Suitable freedom should be given to children to develop physically, emotionally and intellectually.
(ii) These children like games, sports and group activities very much. School should organize such activities and should make them an indispensable part of the curriculum.
(iii) A teacher should not try to compare boys with girls. It is because girls feel themselves superior to boys and vice versa. If a teacher does not follow this maxim, it will create hatred for girls in the minds of boys.
(iv) Most of the lessons should be taught to children of this age through group activities.
(v) A teacher must be democratic in dealing such children. If anything is imposed on them irrationally, they will not follow it.
(vi) It is also necessary for the teacher to express faith in such children. He should not suspect the integrity and honesty of these children without reason.
(vii) Many desirable behaviours come to light during this period. Such behaviours should be reinforced regularly.
(viii) Children should be allowed to go to neighbourhood to learn community experiences. Remember that only school experiences are not enough.
(ix) The parents should not take the gang activities of their sons and daughters with anger. The only thing that is needed is that the gang should be good in behaviour.
(x) Certain hobbies are developed during this period. They should be encouraged by teachers and parents.
(xi) Interest and liking of boys and girls differ.Hence, they should be assigned different types of works according to their liking.
(xii) Children should be motivated to take rich diet in order to develop their muscles and bones.
(xiii) Child is never at rest during this period. So, a teacher should always get them involve in certain activities-physical or mental. If child is free, he may be destructive and problematic for the family.
(xiv) If a teacher knows the norm of physical growth of these boys and girls, he can guide them accordingly in the class. If the child is not growing on a satisfactory line, the teacher can report to the parents of the child.
(xv) If a teacher is successful in developing reading habits as a part of their routine activity in students, they can accumulate huge amount of information and knowledge.
(xvi) The teacher should take the child to the laboratory for observation and experimentation. Lab work must start at the age of 12.
(xvii) Children of this age should be taught stories full of adventure and romance.
(xviii) The tendency of hero worshiping in such children should be exploited by the teacher.
(xix) Power of reasoning of the child should be utilized in understanding religion and mythology.
(xx) Parents should not forbid the child from doing a particular thing in a straight forward manner. They should give reason to the child why it should not be done.
(xxi) The child should be given chance to generalize laws and principles as mush as possible.
(xxii) Children of this age do not care much for their tomorrow. Hence, whatever good is done by them should be reinforced immediately.
(xxiii) At the age of ten, girls do not like to mix up with boys and vice versa. So, a teacher should guide them separately and coeducation at the junior level is not recommended at all.
(xxiv) Children can hide any of their emotions at this age. So, a teacher should not study them in hurry and draw conclusion about the child.
(xxv) The behaviour of the teacher should be completely unbiased. He should not discriminate any child on any ground. Biased attitude and discrimination make the child angry.
(xxvi) The child should be given opportunity to lead at least one group in any curricular or Co-curricular activities.
(xxvii) Religious and moral educations should properly begin at this stage.
(xxviii) Gang activities of children should not be discouraged by the teacher. Such activities are essential for self expression and exposure.