ERIC Number: ED038472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Learning to Learn Program, Jacksonville, Florida. Preschool Program in Compensatory Education, 1.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
The kindergarten Learning to Learn Program was designed to help children acquire flexible strategies for dealing with challenges and problems. The pupils in both experimental and control groups were from a low income black neighborhood. The program was organized around a carefully planned sequence of language and mathematical games and game-like activities; special teaching methods guaranteed success to each child. Through a sequence of planned experiences, the curriculum allowed children to move from motor manipulation to the building of perceptual imagery to symbolic experiences through the medium of interesting and challenging games and game-like activities. Teachers and teacher aides were trained in an intensive in-service training program to become child-oriented rather than content-oriented. Flexibility in grouping and parent participation were important factors. Sequence charts for language and mathematical games along with related activities are included. Results of the Stanford-Binet Form L-M, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, and the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities are given. Charts show comparative gains of experimental and control groups. (KG)
Descriptors: Black Students, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Games, Language Acquisition, Learning Activities, Mathematical Experience, Motor Development, Parent Participation, Perceptual Development, Test Results
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (FS5.237:37056, $.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale