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ERIC Number: ED018393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 67
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Reference Count: 0
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DESIGN OF AN EARLY LEARNING CURRICULUM.
RESNICK, LAUREN B.
THIS PAPER PRESENTS A RATIONALE FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN THE PRE-SCHOOL YEARS AND OUTLINES A METHODOLOGY FOR CURRICULUM DESIGN IN GENERAL. AN EXTENSIVE APPLICATION OF THIS METHOD TO THE DESIGN OF AN EARLY LEARNING CURRICULUM WILL BE UNDERTAKEN OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS BY THE PRIMARY EDUCATION PROJECT. THE PROJECT AIMS TO DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT AN INDIVIDUALIZED CURRICULUM AND SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT FOR A HETEROGENEOUS URBAN POPULATION. THE PROGRAM WILL BEGIN AT THE PRE-SCHOOL LEVEL, WITH THREE-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN, AND WILL EVENTUALLY BE DEVELOPED THROUGH THE THIRD GRADE. THE EXPERIMENTAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL WORK FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE IN A SINGLE PITTSBURGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CHOSEN FOR ITS UNUSUAL DEGREE OF ECONOMIC AND RACIAL HETEROGENEITY. ULTIMATELY, THE PROJECT'S GOAL IS TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED ELSEWHERE AT A REASONABLE COST AND WITHOUT THE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF AN OUTSIDE RESEARCH TEAM. DEVELOPED IN THE MAIN BODY OF THIS PAPER ARE (1) NEED FOR AN EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM, (2) CONTENT OF AN EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM, (3) ANALYSIS AND SEQUENCING OF OBJECTIVES, (4) CURRICULUM SEQUENCES AND THEIR USE IN THE CLASSROOM, AND (5) VALIDATION OF CURRICULUM SEQUENCES. THE PAPER CONCLUDES WITH APPENDED REPORTS ON (1) SKILLS FOR INCLUSION IN AN EARLY LEARNING CURRICULUM, (2) CURRICULUM SEQUENCE FOR TEACHING CLASSIFICATION IN A MATRIX FORMAT, AND (3) CURRICULUM SEQUENCE FOR NUMBER CONSERVATION. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Identifiers: LEARNING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER; PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh); University of Pittsburgh PA