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ERIC Number: ED016525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Pages: 27
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Reference Count: 0
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"PRE-SCHOOL" EDUCATION, PROS AND CONS. A SURVEY OF "PRE-SCHOOL" EDUCATION WITH EMPHASIS ON RESEARCH PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE.
PALMER, JUDITH A.
THIS REPORT WAS A SURVEY OF THE PROS AND CONS CONCERNING PRESCHOOL EDUCATION. THE INTRODUCTION WAS A DISCUSSION OF SOME OF THE HISTORY BEHIND THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS OF TODAY. IN THE NEXT PART OF THE REPORT IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT YEARS OF LEARNING ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 4 AND 6. JUNIOR KINDERGARTENS COULD THEREFORE HAVE GREAT IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CHILD'S FUTURE LEARNING PATTERN. YET, SOME EDUCATORS FEEL THAT PRESCHOOL IS NOT NECESSARY FOR THE MIDDLE-CLASS CHILD AND THAT KINDERGARTEN IS ADEQUATE. STILL OTHER EDUCATORS FEEL THAT IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE STIMULATION AND GUIDANCE TO ALL PRESCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN. THERE HAVE BEEN CONFLICTING RESULTS IN STUDIES MADE. THESE COULD BE DUE TO THE VARIOUS TYPES OF CHILDREN, TEACHER-CHILD INTERACTION AND THE NATURE OF THE PROGRAM. DUE TO THE LACK OF CONCLUSIVE RESULTS, FURTHER RESEARCH TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF HAVING A JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN WAS JUDGED TO BE NECESSARY. (CO)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario).
Identifiers: CANADA; JUNIOR KINDERGARTENS; Ontario (Toronto)