ERIC Number: ED028879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Program for Five-Year-Old Migrant Children.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Texas Univ., Austin.
The program designed during the Institute for Kindergarten Teachers and Aides of Migrant Children is presented. Emphasis is placed on the concept that in order to learn anything, young children must have direct sensory experience related to the idea to be learned. It is pointed out that basic to all activities is an understanding of child development and child behavior. Various ideas are given as to learning experiences in which the child can acquire meanings and use the language necessary to express these meanings. Among these experiences for 5-year-olds are a mathematics program, art and music activities, and study topics from the physical environment and cultural world (for example, cocoons, the vineyard, and good grooming). Several suggestions are given concerning sources of content for children's programs through movies and field trips. Included are descriptions of 6 videos made of 22 Mexican American children in classroom situations, and a summary of characteristics of effective teacher aides. Numerous bibliographies are listed throughout the document. (CM)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Texas Univ., Austin.