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ERIC Number: ED001561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM.
Oakland Unified School District, CA.
CHILDREN FROM SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY IMPOVERISHED CIRCUMSTANCES TEND TO ENTER SCHOOL WITH PERCEPTIBLY DIFFERENT PREPARATION FOR THE RIGORS AND DEMANDS OF THE LEARNING AND SOCIALIZING EXPECTATIONS OF THE SCHOOL. INITIAL FAILURES ARE ALMOST INEVITABLE. ONE OF THE GOALS OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A POSITIVE READINESS TOWARD LEARNING AND TO HELP THE CHILDREN OVERCOME ENVIRONMENTAL DEFICIENCES. IT ALSO SEEKS TO INCREASE PARENTAL SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE VALUES OF EDUCATION. THE PROGRAM INVOLVES PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS. THE PROGRAM WILL OPERATE FOR TWO SCHOOL YEARS IN THREE CENTERS AND WILL INVOLVE CHILDREN FOR ONE YEAR BEFORE THEIR ENTRANCE INTO KINDERGARTEN. PARENTS SHOULD ASSURE CHILDREN'S ATTENDANCE AND BE WILLING TO COOPERATE. A PLANNED PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAM IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. THE EMPHASIS WILL BE ON HOW PARENTS AND THE SCHOOL CAN WORK TOGETHER. TEACHERS WILL HAVE FREQUENT DISCUSSIONS WITH PARENTS, AND WILL MAKE HOME VISITS. PARENTS WILL VISIT THE SCHOOL AND HELP ON CLASS TRIPS. IN ADDITION, EVENING MEETINGS HELD TWICE A MONTH WILL DISCUSS TOPICS SUCH AS CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND ADVICE TO PARENTS ON WAYS TO HELP CHILDREN SUCCEED IN SCHOOL. THE CURRICULUM WILL EMPHASIZE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, DEVELOPMENT OF ALL SENSORY MODALITIES, INVOLVEMENT AND REINFORCEMENT. THE PROPOSED DAILY SCHEDULE INCLUDES ACTIVITIES FOR PHYSICAL, MANIPULATIVE LANGUAGE AND CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, AND CREATIVE ARTS AND SCIENCE. THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL IS A DESIGN FOR EVALUATING THE PROGRAM. EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS WILL BE SELECTED, AND REPEATED MEASUREMENTS WILL BE MADE THROUGHOUT THE FIVE YEAR LONGITUDINAL STUDY.
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Authoring Institution: Oakland Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Oakland)