ERIC Number: ED381263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Learning in the Early Grades: Parents and Teachers Talk.
Leavitt, Midge, Ed.
This booklet contains four articles, from the perspective of both parents and teachers, concerned with learning in the early grades. "From Kindergarten to Grade One: Making the Transition" (J. Ward), is a teacher's narrative on the importance of creating a child-centered classroom and an integrated, play-based curriculum. This article also provides answers to questions and concerns anticipated from others, and emphasizes the involvement of parents. The next article is "Discovery Education is Alive and Well: A Parent's Perspective" (D. G. Thomas), in which a parent expresses appreciation of a teacher-created learning environment that emphasizes hands-on exercises. The third article is written jointly by two teachers: "Multi-Grade Teaching in an Activity-Based Classroom" (M. Brewer and B. Jardine), and describes a team teaching situation. The students ranged in age from 4 to 8 years, and the learning was entirely activity-based. The last article, "K-2: A Parent's View" (V. French), presents a parent's impressions of the multi-grade classroom described in the preceding article, and describes the successful inclusion of her multiply handicapped son. (BAC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).
Identifiers: Hands On Experience; New Brunswick