ERIC Number: ED063585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
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Experimental Programs in an Elementary Classroom.
Wilson, Robert M.; Barnes, Marcia M.
Suggested is a program in which a professor of education and an elementary school teacher would work as a team for their mutual benefit, the former suggesting theories and conducting demonstration lessons, the latter implementing and modifying theories in the classroom, with both participating in joint evaluation. Provided are five sample innovations (out of 15 currently being used in such a program), each of which includes a theory, suggestions by the professor for classroom activities to test the theory, and accounts of teacher implementation of the suggestions. Some of the theories are: (1) "Children learn best when they feel accepted, loved and needed in the classroom" (This resulted in children writing about class members as the Personality of the Week.) (2) "Children learn best when they are involved in the selection of what they are to learn and can pace their own learning" (Students selected their own spelling words and contracted to learn a given number in a week.) and (3) "Children learn more when they evaluate their own performance than they do when the teacher evaluates it" (Students evaluated their independent work both in terms of effort and result.) (Appendices of individual student achievement, as well as professor, teacher and student evaluations of the project are included.) (MF)
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Convention of International Reading Assn. (17th, Detroit, May 10-13, 1972)