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ERIC Number: ED040755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Pages: 7
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A Skill Development Curriculum for 3, 4, and 5 Year Old Disadvantaged Children.
Camp, Janet C.
This paper describes the DARCEE curriculum designed to prepare young disadvantaged children for school. The emphasis of the curriculum is on the development of information processing skills, rather than on the learning of specific information. The curriculum is implemented in the form of a sequentially programmed, structured instructional program. The skill development objectives follow the basic stages in the processing of information and are categorized under either Sensory skills, Abstracting and Mediating skills, or Response skills. Sensory skills include all the processes of successful input and decoding of environmental stimuli, involving the orienting skill, the discriminatory skill, the relational skill, and the sequential skill. The DARCEE curriculum also develops the Abstracting and Mediating skills. These skills comprise the Organization process, the areas of which have been designated as Basic Concept Development Association, Classification Sequencing, and Critical Thinking. The Response or Output skills concentrated on by the DARCEE curriculum are those of fine eye-hand coordination and verbalization. The content of the curriculum is ordered into interrelated units whose themes were chosen because they would be of interest to children. The need for a change in attitudes and curricula in our public school systems is stressed. (MH)
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.