ERIC Number: ED365129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
PIAGET Classroom and Home Programs for Young Bilingual Children and Their Parents.
Yawkey, Thomas D.; And Others
Title VII Project PIAGET (Promoting Intellectual Adaptation Given Experiential Transforming) is a bilingual early childhood and parent program serving young bilingual children, ages 2 to 8, and their parents. It is an Academic Excellence model and is targeted for adopting agencies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the New England States and also is disseminated to other agencies in the states of Michigan and Washington. Agencies working with young children in group settings that have adopted the program are local public school districts, parochial school districts, preschools, day care and nursery programs, and federally funded preschool programs such as Head Start and migrant education programs. The project rests on 2 aspects: (1) theoretical foundations, and (2) research results. Its theoretical foundations are based largely on Piaget's research and writing describing children's acquisition of cognitive and language systems. Research results are from studies on young bilingual children's and parent's growth and are consistent year to year from 1981 to present. The successes of the project can be explained by its twin components of classroom and home programming. A description of each is included. (Author/AB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Design, Early Childhood Education, Educational Strategies, Home Programs, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Personnel Evaluation, Piagetian Theory, Program Descriptions, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bethlehem Area School District, PA.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Project PIAGET
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Atlanta, GA, April, 1993).