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ERIC Number: ED016697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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TRENDS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CURRENT EMPHASIS UPON THE DISADVANTAGED CHILD. A STUDY OF THE CONCENTRATION OF EDUCATIONAL MEDIA RESOURCES.... PART I--EDUCATION OF THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED.
DENEMARK, GEORGE W.; METZOW, MARION
TRENDS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM, SCHOOL ORGANIZATION, TEACHING METHODS AND MATERIALS, STAFF UTILIZATION, AND SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS REFLECT THE NATION'S GROWING CONCERN FOR EDUCATION AND, PARTICULARLY, FOR THE EDUCATION OF DISADVANTAGED LEARNERS. NOW, INSTEAD OF THE TRADITIONAL EMPHASIS UPON THE STANDARD INCULCATION OF SUBJECT MATTER, THE CONTENT OF A DISCIPLINE IS SPECIFICALLY SELECTED AND STRUCTURED TO BETTER MOTIVATE THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT. AND, ALTHOUGH CURRICULUMS ARE INCREASINGLY THE RESULT OF COOPERATIVE PLANNING AT THE STATE, REGIONAL, AND NATIONAL LEVEL, LOCAL SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS MAY ADAPT CONTENT ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS AND CAPABILITIES OF THEIR STUDENTS. PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS, CULTURAL ENRICHMENT, MOTOR-ORIENTED APPROACHES, AND OTHER REMEDIAL AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES ARE BECOMING AND INTEGRAL PART OF THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM. OTHER EMERGING PATTERNS INCLUDE THE PROLIFERATION OF THE NONGRADED SCHOOL WHICH MINIMIZES FAILURE EXPERIENCES AND ALLOWS EACH CHILD TO ACHIEVE AT HIS OWN RATE, EXTENDED DAY AND SUMMER PROGRAMS, AND GREATER VARIATIONS IN CLASS SIZE. AMONG THE CURRENT INNOVATIONS IN INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS AND MATERIALS IS AN INCREASED SENSITIVITY OF TEACHERS TO THE CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS AND PERSONAL NEEDS OF THEIR STUDENTS AND TO TECHNIQUES WHICH INVOLVE THE USE OF CONCRETE MATERIALS AND PROVIDE IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION AND REINFORCEMENT. ALSO, PARAPROFESSIONALS AND TEACHING TEAMS ARE OFTEN UTILIZED WITHIN WHAT HAS BECOME "THE SELF-CONTAINED SCHOOL." FINALLY, PARENTS AND THE COMMUNITY IN GENERAL ARE BEING INCREASINGLY INVOLVED IN IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS. THIS ARTICLE IS APPENDIX A TO THE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA COUNCIL. A STUDY OF THE CONCENTRATION OF EDUCATIONAL MEDIA RESOURCES...PART I--EDUCATION OF THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED. FINAL REPORT. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Media Council, Inc., Washington, DC.
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