ERIC Number: ED050888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Basic Program Plan for Communications Arts Program.
Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
The Southwestern Cooperative Educational Laboratory's Communication Arts Program for American Indian and Mexican American youngsters age 3 through 9 outlines a day which consists of experiences that develop the child's oral language capacity and reading and writing skills in English. The basic plan rests on an installation strategy that assumes and prescribes roles for teachers, teacher aides, parents, and administrators--emphasizing their roles as change agents while stressing a need for a comprehnsive training program. The child is defined as the primary client and the teacher, teacher aide, parent, and administrator are secondary clients who surround and screen the child during the educational process. The entire secondary-client population is considered the key to increasing the child's probability of success in school. The child's problem in school is seen as falling into 3 broad areas: academic performance, interpersonal relationships, and intercultural ability. Outcomes are specified for each area for the child and for each class of secondary client. One set of curriculum and installation products is specified for the entire Communication Arts Program. Paradigmatic schedules are provided to demonstrate how these products integrate in the various formats of the program. Included is a schematic relationship showing activities, components, products, and the schedule for development of the program. Estimates of the annual costs for the various activities are also provided. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Communication Skills, Culture Conflict, Educational Strategies, Educationally Disadvantaged, Facility Requirements, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Low Achievement, Mexican Americans, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Self Concept
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.