ERIC Number: ED066224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
National Program on Early Childhood Education. Early Childhood Education Program and Research Support Literature--A State of the Art Review. Final Report.
Miller, James O.
A review of early childhood programs of the sixties is presented. This review is divided into the following sections: Converging Forces and Orthodoxies; Educational Programming; Review Criteria and Procedures; Program Review Structural Outline; Instructional Systems; Delivery Systems; Evaluation Systems; and Support Systems. The problems of educating the poor and minority groups was one factor influencing the start of early childhood programs. Two dominant influences on early childood educational programming through the sixties are the Emergence Tradition and the Behaviorist Tradition. The Emergence Tradition holds that the child unfolds according to a genetic blueprint, and the Behaviorist Position holds that what a child learns makes the man. The initial criteria for program inclusion in the review included: (1) that the program was developed and implemented for pre-primary age children between the ages of three and five; and (2) that the program had an educational component. The tentative outline for program review consisted of six categories and 26 items covering program foundations, instructional systems, delivery systems, installation and maintenance systems, and support systems. Recommendations for the program include: (1) That there be a master teacher assigned to each school unit; (2) That all professional personnel involved in program participate in orientation and evaluation; and (3) That further study be made concerning the length of the preschool program. (CK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Ann, MO.