ERIC Number: ED027940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Guide for Early Childhood Education. Behavioral Goals - Pre-K Through One.
Schenectady City School District, NY.
Assuming the premise that "a child has gone fifty percent of the way in organizing the thinking patterns that we call his intelligence by the time he has reached the age of four, and the next thirty percent by the time he is eight," 50 Schenectady kindergarten-through-first-grade teachers and administrators formulated a chart of behavioral expectations which they considered essential to the foundation and development of the child's education. The chart contains eight major goal areas: (1) School Readiness and Skills Foundation, (2) Motivational Skills, (3) Basic Learning Skills, (4) Development of Language System, (5) Socialization, (6) Means of Self Expression, (7) Physical Development, and (8) Esthetic Appreciation. The desired behaviors were listed under appropriate categories. The chart was designed with the intent that the teacher could quickly determine the desired scope of emphasis by evaluating her class in accordance with the chart and could bring her professional skills to bear in determining, selecting, or creating activities to develop desired behaviors. This document includes a complete chart. (DO)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Behavioral Objectives, Charts, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Expectancy Tables, Grade 1, Kindergarten Children, Language Acquisition, Learning Readiness, Motivation, Physical Development, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Self Expression, Skill Development, Socialization
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Schenectady City School District, NY.