ERIC Number: ED055658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Follow Through: Promising Approaches to Early Childhood Education, School Year 1970-71.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This document provides brief descriptions of the 20 individual programs now in effect for Follow Through research and development. Follow Through is attempting to assess the effectiveness of a variety of innovative approaches to working with young children and their families in a number of cultural and environmental settings. These approaches represent the thinking of many of the country's most knowledgeable and creative innovators in the field of primary education and social practice. They reflect a broad spectrum of theoretical positions, from a highly structured instructional approach that stresses cognitive skills to a far less structured child-centered approach which emphasizes the development of the child's confidence and other behavioral characteristics. Two approaches are not directly concerned with classroom instruction: one trains parents to supplement their children's education at home; another emphasizes a more active role for parents in school decisionmaking. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Home Visits, Individualized Programs, Language Programs, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Parent Education, Positive Reinforcement, Self Directed Classrooms, Social Development
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.25, Document Catalog No. HE 5.220:20165)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.