ERIC Number: ED183256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Pre-School Correspondence Program: An Overview. Revised Edition.
Ashby, Gerald; And Others
This program overview discusses the aims and organization of the Preschool Correspondence Program (PSCP) in Queensland, Australia, accenting the development of the Correspondence Unit within the Preschool Education Division of the Queensland Department of Education. Four functions of preschool education, conditions seen to be necessary for the fulfillment of the functions, and implications for the PSCP are discussed. Program planning options are described. A decision was made to implement a flexible uniform program from a central facility. Key aims and principles of the PSCP are listed and core program materials, administrative structures and the development of parent organized play groups are reported. Major thrusts of planned program evaluation efforts are indicated. Eleven appendices, comprising four-fifths of the document, provide an initial statement of PSCP intentions and procedures and program materials including a parent contact information booklet, a resource book for parents, teaching guides, work sheets, a story book, transcriptions of taped songs and poems, a teacher information sheet, and guides for setting up a parent organized play group. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Advisory Committee on Research and Development in Education, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Queensland Univ., Brisbane (Australia). Dept. of Education.
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland)
Note: No. 2 in a series on the evaluation of the Queensland Pre-School Correspondence Program; For related documents, see ED 125 764-765, ED 151 101, ED 156 322, ED 162 733 and PS 011 224. Best copy available.