ERIC Number: ED341464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky's Primary School. The Wonder Years: Program Description I.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
This report describes Kentucky's Primary School Program, which was developed after the signing of the Kentucky Education Reform Act in 1990. An overview of the report explains the philosophy of the program and lists its critical attributes. These are: (1) developmentally appropriate practices; (2) multi-age classrooms; (3) continuous progress; (4) authentic assessment; (5) qualitative reporting methods; (6) professional teamwork; and (7) parent involvement. A section on program guidelines provides background information on the program, discusses the program's rationale and operational framework, and considers several policy issues. These include: (1) program implementation; (2) entry into the program; (3) school and class organization; (4) inclusion of special needs learners; (5) teacher collaboration; (6) funds for textbooks; (7) administrative regulations; (8) students' completion of the program; (9) teacher training; (10) teacher certification; (11) potential conflicts between teacher training programs; and (12) public awareness. A final section on technical assistance discusses program implementation; provides lists and charts of educational resources; and presents a testimonial to the primary school program. Appended materials include a glossary of terms, reprints of selected articles on primary education, and a copy of the primary school program logo. (BC)
Descriptors: Continuous Progress Plan, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Cooperation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Educational Resources, Parent Participation, Performance Based Assessment, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers: Kentucky; Multi Age Grouping; Policy Issues
Note: Photocopies of attached articles may be marginally legible.