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ERIC Number: ED058335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 116
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A Strategy for Fighting the War on Poverty (The Montessori Method as Applied to the Brookhaven Project).
Gitter, Lena L.
The basic goal of the program will be the development of the full potential of each child. The program also seeks an increase of parental awareness and understanding of the values of education and the parents' responsibility for their children's education. The town of Brookhaven seeks to mobilize all community resources, services, and facilities to the end of accomplishing the goals and objectives of this project. The goals of the proposed curriculum are: to help each child develop a positive self image, and encourage in each child the foundation for independent thought and action; to develop in each child an awareness and understanding of his environment; to improve communication skills, perceptual awareness, and motor coordination, increasing the level of each child's readiness for school achievement and participation in community activities; to develop in each child the ability to think quantitatively; to understand the structure of the number system and the logic of arithmetic operations; to foster aesthetic values through experiences in art and music; and, to promote good health in the children and encourage physical development. Practical life experiences must be provided for the child whose home may be lacking in the equipment, materials, or tools he will encounter outside that home. They involve all of the operations necessary for keeping the classroom and equipment in good working order. (Author/JM)
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Identifiers: Montessori Method; New York
Note: Revised