ERIC Number: ED052865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
The Appalachia Preschool Education Program: A Home-Oriented Approach.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
The strategy for attaining the objectives of the Appalachia Preschool Education Program was the development of a child-centered, home-oriented program to be delivered by means of television broadcasts, home visitation, mobile classrooms, and other media. It involved building a curriculum based on behavioral objectives and preparing materials and methods particularly appropriate for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds living in rural Appalachia. A timetable was set up to carry the program through a 5-year period. The planning period was from October 1967 to August 1968; field-testing began in September 1968 and was completed in May 1971; and all final reporting is to be completed by May 1972. The Curriculum Materials Team set up natural groupings of objectives and from them developed units of work and an allocation of the time to be devoted to the units. All curriculum materials (e.g., tapes, children's worksheets, parent guides, mobile classroom guides) were produced by the Curriculum Materials Team. "Around the Bend," the television element, was a 30-minute broadcast aired 5 days a week from the end of September until mid-May. The home visitors were 8 women recruited from the area in which they worked. Their effort was directed toward helping the parent help the child. The mobile classroom was staffed by a professional preschool teacher and an aide. Ten locations were visited each week by the mobile classroom. The document provides a program description and a summary of results of the research carried on by the project. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers: Appalachia; West Virginia