ERIC Number: ED042517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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A Sequential Approach to Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Phase I. Grant Report.
Van De Riet, Vernon; Van De Riet, Hani
The project on which this document reports intends to (1) implement a three-year and a four-year sequential curriculum based upon developmental concepts, (2) change the traditional roles of the teacher and the student, (3) accommodate individual differences in children's levels and learning rates, (4) involve parents in the education and cognitive development of their children, (5) use teacher assistants to free teachers for small group activity, and (6) carry out an extensive evaluation of the children in this program and compare them with control groups. The sequential curriculum is the Learning to Learn Program and the subjects are 44 4-year-olds and 42 5-year-olds . The experimental groups were exposed to the Learning to Learn Program, while the control groups entered a traditional preschool or kindergarten. At the end of the first year of the project, extensive developmental evaluation indicates larger gains for the experimental groups, especially among the 4-year-olds. Long range plans call for a continuation of the experimental and control conditions, accompanied by further testing, through the second grade. (MH)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.