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ERIC Number: ED180579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Dimensions of Teaching -- Learning Environments. II. Focus on Day Care.
Jones, Elizabeth; Prescott, Elizabeth
The experiences of one non-profit day care center are used as illustrative material in this discussion of preschool teaching-learning environments. Chapter 1 introduces the volume with a brief argument stressing the importance of play in the preschool. Chapter 2 describes the problems at a non-profit day care center and presents staff dialogue from some of the initial problem solving sessions after the arrival of a new director. Chapters 3 through 7 discuss specific dimensions of the preschool teaching-learning environment including: (1) responsiveness of the environment, especially on a sensuous/tactile level; (2) degree to which children as opposed to teachers make choices; (3) level of complexity in equipment, materials, and activities; (4) balance of seclusion and intrusion; and (5) proportion of large muscle, high mobility to small muscle, sedentary activities. Chapters 8 and 9 look at thrivers and non-thrivers among preschool children and teachers. (JMB)
Pacific Oaks College, 5 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Oaks Coll., Pasadena, CA.
Identifiers: N/A
Note: For resume to Part I, see ED 120 268