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ERIC Number: ED332795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Structure and Freedom in Selected Pre-School Programs.
Fuchs, Lucy
This study investigated the way in which different programs deal with the often conflicting requirements for structure and individual freedom in preschool education. Several programs were observed and evaluated. Background issues discussed include the issue of whether teachers or children determine which activities will be undertaken; the distinction between teacher- and child-centered activities; the distinction between academic and nonacademic activities; and the requirements for structure as determined by the needs of children, teachers, and the activity content. The research plan, which consisted of observations to be made by students of early childhood, is discussed. Anecdotal results of the observations are presented. From the observations, it was clear that no one method of instruction was completely superior to others. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Academic Orientation; Child Centered Education; Structured Activities