ERIC Number: ED191569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood Education in Illinois: Focus on Kindergarten (Revised Edition).
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
This publication contains current concepts, goals, and ideas relative to kindergarten education which district personnel in Illinois may wish to incorporate or reinforce in local kindergarten programs. Topics covered include (1) an introduction to the history, goals and orientation of kindergarten and the relation between kindergarten and child development; (2) education in the early childhood period (the home, nursery school, day care center, special needs programs, and primary school contexts); (3) kindergarten teaching approaches (the traditional kindergarten, the Montessori method, Behavior Analysis Programs, direct instruction, Piagetian programs); (4) kindergarten content (language arts, reading, mathematics, etc.); (5) planning and organizing the kindergarten (the beginning days, scheduling, learning centers, equipment and supplies); (6) program evaluation; (7) children with special needs; (8) working with parents and other personnel, and (9) the continuity between kindergarten and the primary grades. This revised edition of the 1970 publication of the same title was undertaken with the purpose of helping district personnel in Illinois reflect on their present programs and determine the focus of programs to be pursued in the decade of the 1980s. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Note: Revised edition of ED 080 201