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ERIC Number: ED041673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 19
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Night Sweeps the North Country. A Document for the Implementation of Innovative Preschool Programs for Lower Socio-economic Background Maine Children: Implications for the Design and Creation of Change for Northern New England.
Skinner, Vincent P.
Comparing Maine to Appalachia, the author describes the similar educational problems related to school facilities, administrator and teacher attitudes, and practices. A discussion comparing American education to the English system notes the influence of Piagetian psychology and the importance of educational change beginning at the preschool level. A review of literature is given in sections devoted to (1) some issues and implications for the design of preschool programs for rural children, (2) a possible alternative to the current dilemma, (3) Open Education, (4) some goals for a preschool program, (5) classroom appearance and structure, and (6) the problem of evaluation. The last section describes the innovative Headstart program in Washington County, Maine, which is based on the concept of Open Education. In conclusion it is noted that, through implementation of such programs, a ripple effect may occur for changing Maine's education. (AN)
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Identifiers: Maine