ERIC Number: ED049834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Has Preschool Compensatory Education Failed?
Weikart, David P.
Discusses evaluation of preschool compensatory education programs and reviews research literature. Suggests that the following ideas are crucial for effective preschool education (1) children can profit intellectually from any preschool curriculum that is based on a wide range of experience; (2) the primary role of curriculum is to help the teacher to teach; (3) the selection of curriculum is critical, for one that is too easy and limited in scope will not challenge the teacher; and (4) staff involvement is more important than the particular curriculum used, and necessary ingredients include planning time for teachers, systematic language interaction between teacher and child, and home visits by teachers. An overview of research in the field of preschool education is also given in this paper. [Filmed from best available copy.] (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.
Identifiers: PROJECT HEAD START
Note: Paper presented at the 1969 National Head Start Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana