ERIC Number: ED047885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Orientation, Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten Summer Programme for Indian Children.
Galloway, C.; And Others
The University of Victoria and the Canadian Department of Indian Affairs sponsored a 4-week prekindergarten, preschool, and orientation program for Indian children living on 4 reserves in the southern region of Vancouver Island. The 3 groups of children served were 4- and 5-year-olds (prekindergarten), 5- and 6-year-olds (preschool), and 7- through 13-year-olds (orientation with emphasis on individualized oral reading and "games" geared to processing information at levels other than memory). General goals for the overall program focused on 3 behavioral domains. In the cognitive domain, attention was focused on increasing the quality and quantity of verbalization patterns; on extending knowledge of English language structure; on increasing ability to comprehend and apply information; and on enabling the children to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate on the basis of knowledge gained. In the affective area, activities were designed to increase the ability to receive and attend to relevant stimuli; to respond appropriately and effectively in specific situations; to gain self-confidence; and to develop an increasing awareness of, and interest in, books and reading. In the psychomotor domain, both indoor and outdoor activities were structured to enable pupils to refine perceptual skills and to increase proficiencies in both gross and fine motor abilities. Program evaluation consisted of pupil assessment by faculty members and teaching aides. Some of the more evident trends are noted in the document, and tables provide statistical support for the findings. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Toronto (Ontario). Education Div.; Victoria Univ. (British Columbia).
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Identifiers: British Columbia (Vancouver Island)