ERIC Number: ED049831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
The Unit-Based Curriculum. Ypsilanti Preschool Curriculum Demonstration Project.
McClelland, Donna; And Others
This document is a compilation of weekly reports written by the unit-based teachers in the Ypsilanti Preschool Demonstration Project. The purpose of the unit-based program is to supply preschoolers with the necessary educational and social skills to adapt readily to a kindergarten curriculum. The success of the program depends almost entirely upon the teachers' ability to use intuition in following the children's lead and to shape tentative explorations into solid learning experiences. The weekly reports view the program from five angles to provide different perspectives on the curriculum as it is brought to life in the classroom. The program is reviewed in terms of the goals the teachers have set, the units around which the activities revolve, the problems and small triumphs of particular children, the cognitive themes emphasized during the relatively structured Circle Time, and the teacher's observations of the children during Discovery Time (free play). (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.