ERIC Number: ED338391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A Start in Something New.
Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
This handbook for kindergarten teachers attempts to provide a foundation on which teachers can build dynamic kindergartens at the community level. The physical, social, and cultural characteristics of 5-year-olds are described. A philosophy for kindergarten is stated, and goals of kindergarten education are listed. Goals involve physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and cultural development, as well as parental and community involvment in education. For each of the five developmental goals, a series of relevant children's activities, related instructional materials, and guidelines for instruction, are presented. Also offered are suggestions for addressing the goals relating to community and parent involvement. A program designed to meet these goals involves: (1) encouraging children's play; (2) using an integrated curriculum; (3) dividing kindergarten days into blocks of time; (4) dividing the kindergarten space into activity centers; and (5) relating instruction to particular themes. Characteristics of teachers and teacher's aides are described. Discussion then turns to reasons and suggestions for evaluating children. Samples of evaluation forms are included. Requirements for proper educational administration are discussed, and sample administrative forms are provided. Appendices include a list of curriculum guides and a 32-item bibliography. An index is also included. (BC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Child Development, Community Involvement, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Parent Participation, Preschool Teachers, Primary Education, Program Development, Student Evaluation, Thematic Approach, Time Blocks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
Identifiers: Canada; Northwest Territories