ERIC Number: ED045223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-30
Reference Count: 0
The Development of an Information Unit Reviewing Selected Well-Developed Models of Early Childhood Education Programs. Final Report.
Chow, Stanley H. L.; Sikorski, Linda A.
The Information Unit on Early Childhood Education was formed to provide practitioners in the field with a readily accessible source of information on new program developments, so that decisions about adopting programs might be based on a rational consideration of alternatives. The Unit contains the following features: a review of trends in early childhood education; a film-strip describing significant trends; abstracts of five programs which did not require report treatment; and detailed program reports for each of seven programs (such as the Bank Street College of Education Model, the Responsive Environment Model, the Engelmann-Becker Model, and the Cognitively Oriented Curriculum). A preliminary field test determined the need for such an Information Unit and a main field test later judged the effectiveness of the Unit in achieving its objectives. Recommdnations for improvement were also collected in the survey. Questionnaires were used in the evaluation. According to users, the Unit appeared to be successful in fulfilling its intended functions and reaching its objectives. Appendixes comprise one-half the document and include sample questionnaire forms and tables of related data analysis. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.