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ERIC Number: ED056255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 106
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For Young Children: Early Childhood/Special Education Conference Reports (September 27 - October 2, 1970, January 20-21, 1971).
Weatherby, Doris H.
Project Quest offers a strong approach to the problem of developing programs aimed at educational leadership in New Jersey. The primary goal of the project is to enhance in this leadership their knowledge of child growth and development, and their feel for, and sensitivity to, appropriate modes of education for young children, as well as pervasive awareness that what happens in the education of the very young child has implications throughout the educational process and in all the complexities of life. The thrust of the project is to match what has been learned about the process of growth and development of the child, and the process by which children actually learn the educational processes of the schools. Where the educational process does not "fit", that is, where it is not based on a developmentally sound model, an area for potential change is identified. In the first phase of the project, more than 50 educational leaders attended a week-long conference on early childhood education. The focus of the conference was on "The Child From Three to Eight." Workshops on specific task-oriented topics and field trips to model programs are being held regularly. In progressive steps, the project staff and consultants will work with the participants as change agents in the local community to bring about a closer match between the educational process and the processes of growth, development, and learning in the young child. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.