ERIC Number: ED341463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Moving toward a Primary Program: A Self-Study.
The attributes of Kentucky's Primary Program are developmentally appropriate practices; multi-age classrooms; continuous progress; authentic assessment; qualitative reporting; professional teamwork; and parent involvement. This document serves as a guide for teachers who wish to make changes concerning these attributes as they relate to four specific areas of education. These areas are considered in four sections of the document, each of which provides a checklist of attitudes and activities relating to the area. The sections are: (1) The Learning Environment, containing statements on program philosophy and organization, learning tools, and scheduling; (2) Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum, including statements on philosophy, integrated curriculum, varied instructional strategies, and multi-age groupings; (3) Educational Partnerships, including partnerships between teachers and other teachers, assistants, specialists, principals, parents, and the community; and (4) Assessment, containing statements on student assessment and recording methods, assessment of teachers, and program assessment. A score sheet and school practices profile are included for measuring the results of the checklists. Appendixes include worksheets for teachers to use to document practices and curriculum approaches, a list of materials and supplies, descriptions of learning centers, and a delineation of the theory of multiple intelligences. (BC)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Environment, Continuous Progress Plan, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Cooperation, Instructional Materials, Multiple Intelligences, Parent Participation, Performance Based Assessment, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Student Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Div. of Early Childhood.
Identifiers: Kentucky; Multi Age Grouping; Partnerships in Education; Teacher Partnerships