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ERIC Number: ED065204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 141
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Open Education: Alternatives Within Our Tradition.
Hassett, Joseph D.; Weisberg, Arline
An innovative educational program for children from kindergarten to the sixth grade, an outgrowth of the Wave Hill program, that has been incorporated in five community schools and one parochial school is detailed in this book. The program is an alternative to the traditional method; it is not considered as a total school program with which to replace entirely the traditional. Intended for teachers of young children, step-by-step procedures are given on how to use this approach to open education. The approach is child-centered, interdisciplinary, and project-oriented. The acquiring of basic skills by the child at his own rate of development is aimed for. Part I of the book, Educational Environments, discusses the importance of various environments in a child's life: the environment of the classroom--physical, psychological, social, and instructional--and the environment of the school, the neighborhood, and nature itself. The second part of the book, Educational Roles, is concerned with the roles of the child, the teacher, the administrator, and the community. (CK)
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632 ($7.95, hardback; $3.95, paperback)
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