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ERIC Number: ED001265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1954
Pages: 39
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THAT WE MAY GROW IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. A FOUNDATION GUIDE.
CROSBY, MURIEL
CURRICULUM BUILDING IN A GOOD MODERN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS CONCERNED EQUALLY WITH THE CONTENT AND PROCESS THROUGH WHICH BOYS AND GIRLS WILL BE GUIDED TOWARD MATURITY. IN DESIGNING A CURRICULUM, THE TEACHER IS CONCERNED NOT ONLY WITH THE IMMEDIATE NEEDS OF A PARTICULAR SITUATION, BUT ALSO WITH THE ULTIMATE GOALS OF EDUCATION WHICH ARE TO BUILD THE CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY OF INDIVIDUALS SO THAT THEY CAN ACHIEVE THEIR OWN MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENT AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE ENRICHMENT OF THEIR SOCIETY. THE TEACHER SHOULD CONSTANTLY STRIVE TO--IDENTIFY PERSONAL AND GROUP INTERESTS AND NEEDS, STUDY THE ENVIRONMENT WITH REGARD TO FURTHER ENRICHMENT OF OPPORTUNITY, EXAMINE THE PROCESSES THROUGH WHICH THE CHILD IS ACHIEVING HIS ENDS, AND STUDY THE DIRECTION IN WHICH THE CHILD IS MOVING. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT JOBS CONFRONTING ANY TEACHER IS THE SELECTION OF SPECIFIC CURRICULUM EXPERIENCES. SEVERAL RESOURCE GUIDES ARE PRESENTED TO AID THE TEACHER IN THIS TASK. FIRST, A CHART OF DEVELOPMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN FROM 4 TO 10 YEARS OF AGE HELPS IN UNDERSTANDING THE GROWTH PROCESS IN PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, MENTAL, AND EMOTIONAL AREAS. THE NEEDS OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN INCLUDING PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY HANDICAPPED, MENTALLY RETARDED, AND ACADEMICALLY GIFTED ARE DISCUSSED. ANOTHER TEACHER GUIDE IS AN OUTLINE OF EXPECTED OUTCOMES AT THE PRIMARY AND KINDERGARTEN LEVELS OF CHILDREN'S EXPERIENCES IN THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT AREAS--ART, MUSIC, HEALTH AND SAFETY, SOCIAL STUDIES, LANGUAGE ARTS, SCIENCE, AND ARITHMETIC. CHARTS PRESENTING AN OVERVIEW OF THE CURRICULUM FOR KINDERGARTEN-PRIMARY AND INTERMEDIATE LEVELS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION METHODS ARE OTHER GUIDES INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Wilmington Public Schools, DE.
Identifiers: DELAWARE; Delaware (Wilmington)