ERIC Number: ED055382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Educational Programs for Children Under Six with Implications for the Handicapped. Vol. 1 No. 1.
Martin, Clyde I.
Described are projected educational programs for children aged 6 and under, with implications for handicapped child education. The author's premise is that all children need to understand themselves and their world in order to understand those similar and dissimilar to them; how different children gain this understanding may differ. Educational programs are said to have three criteria: congruency of learning activity with child's nature, consideration given to best known theories about cognitive development, and content relevancy. The nature of projected educational program is shown to include learning about natural and social sciences, learning the concept of space, which is accompanied by suggestions for a directed teaching situation, development of concepts and language, introduction to the concept of roadside market as economics, which includes suggested teaching methods, progression from meanings to oral language to reading, and mathematics. Discussion of the role of humanities in children's programs includes the value of great literature for children, effective music programs for children, support for sensory motor experiences, and an example study on the wind as a use of poetry for kindergarten students. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Special Education.