ERIC Number: ED064413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Educating Disadvantaged Children in the Primary Years (Kindergarten Through Grade 3). Disadvantaged Children Series, Number 2.
Mackintosh, Helen K.; And Others
This brochure focuses on characteristics of severely disadvantaged young children as they come to school, and describes some of the things the visiting specialists found skillful teachers in 16 cities were doing to help children overcome their handicaps. The report shows: (1) How teachers arrange classrooms to stimulate curiosity and learning; (2) How teachers arrange classrooms to stimulate children to work and play to lure them into speaking, reading, writing, and socializing, as they explore the in- and out-of-school environment; (3) How teachers use materials of all sorts to broaden children's horizons, including tape recordings of their own voices, trips to important places, and discussions of exciting events; and, (4) How children slowly emerge from being withdrawn, uncommunicative young people into being friendly, responsive children. The brochure is intended for an audience of teachers and administrators of children in kindergarten through the third grade, who have responsibility for planning education experiences for their children. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools, Equal Education, Primary Education, School Desegregation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Educational Research and Development.