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ERIC Number: ED332784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 12
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First Steps: A Curriculum Plan for Early Childhood Education.
Steger, Martha Truitt
The curriculum guide presented in this paper promotes a nurturing environment that facilitates the development of the total child. The program is designed to be used by teachers, administrators, and parents in both public and private school settings. The philosophy of the program is experimentalist-cognitive. A number of proposals relevant to curriculum development are made. Proposals are: (1) the organizational structure for learning should be heterogeneous, nongraded, and multiage; (2) the school schedule should be flexible; (3) an integrated curriculum should include teacher-student planning, active exploration, and play; (4) teachers must be sensitive to each student as a unique individual; (5) children should be taught acceptance of one another; and (6) all elements of a program should be evaluated for consistency with program goals. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Cognitive Models; Experimentalism; Interactive Teaching; National Association Educ of Young Children