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ERIC Number: ED085087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 6
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Making Sense Out of Our Education Priorities.
White, Burton L.
This paper examines the need to recognize the importance of the role of the family as educator during a child's first three years in order to prevent educational underachievement. Projects Head Start and Follow Through, and the Parent Child Center Project are discussed. Four areas of a child's early development are described: (1) language, (2) social attachment, social style, and basic self-perceptions, (3) curiosity and intrinsic interest in learning, and (4) learning to learn skills. A pilot program whose major focus is to provide support and professional guidance to families with newborn infants is described. A plea is made to develop programs to assist parents in educating their children from birth. (SET)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Lab. of Human Development.