ERIC Number: ED073826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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Where is Early Childhood Going?
Katz, Lilian G.
Future expansion in the field of early childhood education is seen to lie in a reorientation of research and development. This reorientation is that of conducting more research "on" practice. Answers to be sought by research "on" practice in Head Start curriculum models relate to what factors (variables) exist that either inhibit or facilitate the implementation of each model. Four broad classes of variables are: model variables, modeler variables, teacher and staff variables, and general on-site variables. Brief examples of each variable potentially affecting implementability of curriculum models are outlined. In addition to research "on" practice, it is also felt that there should be a modification of the focus of the research and development efforts concerning teachers and teaching. Included in these efforts should be causes of teacher behavior. Causes related to role relationships--teacher behavior determined by children, parents, other school personnel--and causes related to the larger social context should be examined. It is hoped that a sociology of early childhood education will be developed. References are provided. (DB)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.