ERIC Number: ED069375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Early Childhood Education: Report of the Task Force on Early Childhood Education.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
The result of the work of a special task force, the design for an early childhood education program for California is given which formulates goals, performance objectives, program content standards, and an evaluation system for an overall articulated program. Chapters are presented on: the rationale for change; parent-community involvement; physical, social, and psychological services; a diagnostic/prescriptive approach to learning; proposed curriculum; the learning environment; teacher preparation; implementation of the plan; a review of the related literature; contributions from other countries; nationally funded sources or information; the White House Conference on Children, 1970; and recommendations and alternatives of the Education Commission of the States. The task force recommendations call for publicly-supported primary schools for children aged 4 to 8, clearly defined goals, adequate funding, the involvement of the community, parent education and involvement, appropriate school environment, the availability of health and social services, and continued emphasis on staff preparation. Selected references are included. (LH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Community Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Influences, Government Role, Instructional Programs, Intervention, Legislation, Parent Role, Preschool Education, Primary Education
Bureau of Publications, Early Childhood Education Department, California State Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, Calif. 95814 (Free)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California