ERIC Number: ED076263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Notes on the Distinction between Education and Excitement.
Katz, Lilian G.
It is asserted that under the influence of curriculum developers, R&D disseminators, and general cultural influences, teachers of young children perceive that part of their role is to keep their children excited (high level of responsiveness) or "turned on." This perception leads to (1) child dependence on and expectation of adult-induced excitement; (2) absence of opportunity for children to learn to engage in sustained work; and (3) teacher reliance on superficial tricks and gimmicks. Similarly, teachers are victims of disseminator induced excitement. It is asserted that excitement cannot last and is followed by disconsolation and mistrust of educational R&D disseminators. (Author)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Theories, Learning Activities, Responses, Speeches, Student Reaction, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
College of Education Curriculum Laboratory, University of Illinois, 1210 West Springfield Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 610801 (Catalog No. 1300-43, $0.55)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)