ERIC Number: ED244905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Organizing and Managing the Classroom. The Responsive Education Program Curriculum Guide.
Yinger, Joanne; And Others
The major purpose of this guide is to show teachers of kindergarten through third grade students how to create an environment in which young learners can begin to develop the thinking and behavioral skills they will need to function effectively in their school and personal lives. It is based on an educational philosophy, the Responsive Education Program, which encourages children to develop confidence and persistence and to use creative and flexible thinking for solving problems and making decisions. Emphasis is placed on developing respect for a variety of views, needs, and strategies for solving problems, and cooperative attitudes. Part I delineates the roles of the responsive teacher and child. Brief scenarios illustrating exemplary classroom interactions are presented. Activities for gathering information about students and guiding them in developing independence are described. Part II offers suggestions on the creative use of classroom space and instructional materials. The final part discusses developing and managing responsive learning centers. Descriptions are given of the objectives and activities of 17 teacher- or child-initiated learning centers. (JD)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Experiential Learning, Instructional Materials, Learning Centers (Classroom), Primary Education, Role Models, Space Utilization, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Motivation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: Responsive Education Program