ERIC Number: ED220209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Personalizing Education for Children: A Handbook for Early Childhood Education K-4.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Designed to help local school systems in planning a curriculum based on growth and development occurring in children throughout the years from kindergarten through fourth grade, this guide provides teachers with information and suggestions for incorporating an integrated, personalized curriculum into existing instructional programs. Chapter I reviews specific growth characteristics of children in three domains of development (psychomotor, affective, and cognitive) and suggests specific activities for promoting the child's growth in these areas. To further personalize the educational program, chapter II outlines a variety of alternatives for setting up schedules and organizing classroom activities. In chapters III, IV, and V, ideas are presented for integrating subject area objectives and objectives from the psychomotor and affective domains with objectives related to the development of thinking abilities. Chapters VI and VII present additional suggestions for personalizing instruction by describing practical means of involving parents in the educational process and by suggesting a variety of alternatives for assisting teachers in their professional growth. A list of resources teachers can use for promoting personalized instruction, a list of objectives for each of the three domains, and sample units of activities are included in the appendices. (MP)
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Family School Relationship, Grade 4, Guidelines, Individualized Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Centers (Classroom), Primary Education, Professional Development, Resource Materials, Student Evaluation, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.