NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED001107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
THE PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM. THE BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND ACTION FOR BOSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., MA.; Boston Public Schools, MA.
CHILDREN FROM LOW SOCIOECONOMIC GROUPS ARE HANDICAPPED BY THE LACK OF MANY EXPERIENCES FOUND TO BE CONDUCIVE TO SUCCESS IN DEVELOPING SCHOOL SKILLS. THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THIS EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COGNITIVE SKILLS AND SCHOOL BEHAVIOR PATTERNS DEEMED TO BE NORMAL FOR CHILDREN OF THEIR AGE. THE FOLLOWING SKILLS ARE TO BE EMPHASIZED--(1) AUDITORY PERCEPTION AND DISCRIMINATION, (2) VISUAL PERCEPTION AND DISCRIMINATION, (3) LANGUAGE AND VERBAL SKILLS, (4) MOTOR CONTROL AND COORDINATION WITH RHYTHM AND TIMING, AND (5) SOCIALIZATION. ELIGIBLE CHILDREN ARE RECRUITED AND REGISTERED DURING THE SUMMER, AND DIVIDED INTO AN EXPERIMENTAL AND A CONTROL GROUP. THE SCHOOL DAY CONSISTS OF TWO 2-HOUR SESSIONS. SMALL-GROUP LESSONS AND RELATED LARGE-GROUP ACTIVITIES ARE CONDUCTED. ONE TEACHER AND ONE ASSISTANT WORKED WITH THE CHILDREN WHILE A SECOND ASSISTANT IS FREE TO WORK WITH PARENTS. PARENTAL PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT IS CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS TO THE CHILDREN. A RESEARCH DESIGN IS BUILT INTO THE PROGRAM, AND TEACHERS KEEP CAREFUL CHECKLISTS, RATING SCALES AND ANECDOTAL RECORDS WHICH HELP THE EVALUATION. IN-SERVICE TRAINING PROVIDES FOR A MONTH OF STAFF ORIENTATION MEETINGS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR FOLLOWED BY WEEKLY MEETINGS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. TEACHERS ASSIST IN DEVELOPING CURRICULUM, AND TESTING OUT NEW IDEAS.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., MA.; Boston Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston)