ERIC Number: ED078912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Logical Operations Instruction in the Preschool. Interim Progress Report - Hatch Research Project 142-1769, March, 1973.
Burke-Merkle, Ann M.; And Others
The original task of this project, the development of a preschool curriculum based on Piagetian theory, was broadened to include the development of a teacher training program supporting the curriculum. During the first year of the project the following has been accomplished: (1) a coded card file of approximately 100 curriculum-specific small-group activities for children involving Piagetian concepts have been produced; (2) a list of approximately 100 conversation topics designed to challenge young children's thinking has been completed; (3) 28 weeks of daily curriculum plans for free play experience for young children in the areas of science, art, music, literature, dramatic play, and small and large manipulative skills have been completed; (4) a teacher training program for teachers who will be working in a Piagetian classroom has been designed and implemented; (5) supplementary materials dealing with methods and techniques implied by Piagetian theory were developed to supplement text materials; (6) a 72-hour intensive workshop for preschool teachers was designed and successfully conducted; (7) a battery of tasks designed to evaluate the developmental changes associated with the Piagetian curriculum was developed and refined; and (8) a procedure to train testers to administer and score the task battery was designed and implemented. (Author/KM)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Div. of Early Childhood Education.
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