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Dr. Constance Kamii Kazuko

Professor of Early-Childhood Education

University of Alabama

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University of Alabama

150 Hill University Center 1400 University Boulevard

Birmingham, Alabama 35294

United States

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Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is the state of Alabama's largest employer and an internationally renowned research university and ... more

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Employment History

Professor of Early Childhood Education
University of Alabama

Professor of Early Childhood Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Professor In the School of Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Professor
Early ChildhoodEducation

Affiliations

Board Member
Association for Constructivist Teaching

Education



Pomona College

Ph.D.
education and psychology
University of Michigan

Web References (57 Total References)


In Boston Globe, Common ...

www.arkedfreedom.org, 27 Jan 2016 [cached]

In Boston Globe, Common Core, Common Core ELA Standards, Common Core Math Standards, Common Core State Standards, Constance Kamii, Defending the Early Years, Kindergarten, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, National News

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That's the argument of Constance Kamii, a longtime professor of early-childhood education at the University of Alabama. Kamii wrote the second DEY report, published last month, attacking several of the Common Core's kindergarten math standards, including that students should be able to count to 100 by ones and 10s, as well as compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into 10 ones plus some further ones.
Kamii notes that the foundation of math is the ability to think abstractly about numbers - what five really means, beyond the numeral 5, or its place in a memorized sequence from one to 10 - as well as the logical relationships between numbers. "Not many 5- and 6-year-olds understand words like 'forty' and 'fifty,'? Kamii writes in the report. So, while kindergartners can memorize the numbers from 1 to 100 with enough repetition, Kamii says that's, "like making them memorize nonsense syllables."


(L-R) Dr. Douglas Clements,Dean Lora ...

www.accessnorthga.com, 17 July 2009 [cached]

(L-R) Dr. Douglas Clements,Dean Lora Bailey, Dr. Constance Kamii

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The early education symposium also featured Dr. Constance Kamii, a University of Alabama-Birmingham professional who has worked in early childhood classrooms in the United States and abroad for more than 30 years. She delivered the morning keynote address. Click here Kamii attracted worldwide attention in the 1990s with her assertion that traditional methods of teaching young children,the "Three R's", actually did more harm than good. She is professor of early childhood education at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.


Constance ...

www.constructivistassociation.org, 2 Dec 2015 [cached]

Constance Kamii

University of Alabama


Selected Standards from the Common Core ...

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Selected Standards from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Grades K-3: My Reasons for Not Supporting Them by Constance Kamii, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Professional Development

www.the-attic.org, 14 May 2012 [cached]

Dr. Constance Kamii

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Thankyou to Constance Kamii, Ph.D.
The Attic Learning Community hosted Dr. Constance Kamii, Professor of Early ChildhoodEducation, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, for a evening lecture andall-day workshop on March9 & 10, 2011. The event drew over 175 attendees, who gave Dr. Kamii two standing ovations!
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Constance Kazuko Kamii, Ph.D., is passionate about educating teachers, especially about educating them on ways to present mathematics so their students will "construct their own knowledge" rather than just memorize rules. Children learn math the same way they learn everything else, Dr. Kamii explains. They have to experiment with and think about numbers before they really understand how numbers work.
Dr. Kamii's pioneering methods in teacher education grew out of her 15-year association with renowned Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, whose lectures she attended as a student at the University of Geneva. "His books about his theory of thinking were dense, but when I heard him speak, he presented his ideas much more clearly," she recalls. "I knew I wanted to work under him. Dr. Kamii applied Piaget's approach to thinking to the field of mathematics education.

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