ERIC Number: ED210112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Follow Through in Oklahoma: A Process Curriculum in Early Childhood Education, Grades K, 1, 2, 3.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Follow Through, which builds on the foundation provided by Head Start and similar preschool programs, is a program designed for children in the early primary grades. The Follow Through curriculum presented in this document is based on certain assumptions about children and the learning process, among them the understanding of the importance of individual uniqueness, human development, and self-esteem. Also stressed is the role of learning potential, learning as a process of interaction with the environment, and learning as a selective activity. A section devoted to teaching design focuses on coordination of curriculum goals, classroom management, the physical environment, and teacher behavior. Many learning activities are presented for developing reading, writing, mathematical, and test-taking skills. Creative thinking is also encouraged in this curriculum; learning experiences are outlined for arts and crafts, cooking, dramatics, writing, games, field trips, and the use of "intellectual kits" (a collection of objects used to help develop such skills as problem solving, language facility, and differentiating reality from fantasy). Parent involvement is briefly discussed. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Follow Through.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers: Oklahoma; Project Follow Through