ERIC Number: ED338358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Primary Education: A Framework.
Franklin County Board of Education, Frankfort, KY.
This publication discusses the nongraded primary education block mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly to take effect during the 1992-93 school year. In particular, the publication considers the framework for the implementation of the nongraded program in a central Kentucky cluster of school districts. An overview of the history of public education provides a rationale for nongraded primary education. In the development of the nongraded primary education program, the unique characteristics of primary students, teachers' beliefs about how children learn, and the desired learning outcomes for students were considered. The program addressed the topics of: (1) developmentally appropriate practices, including integrated curriculum and instruction; (2) multi-age classrooms; (3) continuous progress; (4) authenticity of assessment; (5) qualitative reporting methods; (6) teamwork among teachers; (7) parent and community involvement; (8) use of school facilities; and (9) periodic evaluation of outcomes. The 3- to 5-year implementation of the program in individual school districts will involve the phases of orientation, planning, training, and adjustment. A planning format for implementing the program is included. A glossary of relevant terms and a bibliography of 19 items are also provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Students, Holistic Approach, Integrated Curriculum, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Nongraded Student Evaluation, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Program Implementation, School Districts, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: Franklin County Board of Education, Frankfort, KY.
Identifiers: Kentucky (Central)
Note: Prepared by the Central Kentucky Cluster of School Districts.