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A phrase used to summarize the approach implicit in the concept of a personalized curriculum, and often used as a ‘shorthand’ for this approach by those professionals in schools and local authorities who are responsible for encouraging the implementation of personalization. It encapsulates the idea that a pupil should be provided with the learning experiences and curriculum content which are appropriate to the stage of development which she or he has reached, rather than that all pupils be given an education which is standardized to ‘fit’ their chronological age.

Subjects: Education.

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