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ERIC Number: ED054861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-3
Pages: 5
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The Development of an Infant Curriculum.
Winkelstein, Ellen; Wolfson, Gail
The objective of this study was to provide intensive, consistent experience in the following developmental areas: relation to objects and vocal and gestural imitation. The curriculum was developed in an inner city industry-based day care center with 14 infants aged 8 to 19 months initially. The Hunt-Uzgiris Scales measuring development in these areas, the Development of Schemas in Relation to Objects, and the Development of Vocal and Gestural Imitation, were administered to each infant. Procedures were developed which emphasized activities at the infant's level of development while introducing experiences at the next developmental level and repeating previous activities. These procedures were developed and carried out 2 half days per week during 4 semesters. Continuous written observations and several video tapes were made of instructional procedures and infant responses. The observational data indicate that during the course of a semester each infant progressed a minimum of one step along a scale and was capable of mastering a wide range of experiences at each step. Thus, the Hunt-Uzgiris Scales provided a reasonable starting point for the development of a set of intensive and coherent experiences at each developmental level. (Author/AJ)
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Identifiers: Uzgiris Hunt Ordinal Scales of Psychological Devel
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New England Educational Research Organization, June 3, 1971