ERIC Number: ED088579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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Curriculum Development and Field Issues. Volume I, Progress Report, Cognitively Oriented Curriculum, Project Follow Through.
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.
Curriculum development, field service issues, and training are discussed in this first volume of the 3-volume progress report. The overview contains a statement of the scope of the program, its major concerns in regard to teachers, parents, and children, and presents lists of objectives for these three groups. The second section, on the theoretical foundations of the program, is a distillation of the developmental theory of Piaget in terms of the learner, the learning process and the content of learning from a cognitive point of view. A detailed discussion of the application of theory to classroom practice is also presented. This is an in-depth statement of the Cognitively Oriented Curriculum centering on the structure of the classroom environment and the sequencing of learning experiences. The next section describes the classroom program operations and staff roles for the High/Scope model. Parent participation is then discussed, with emphasis on educational home visits, parent group meetings, and parent volunteers in the classroom. The final two sections are concerned with the delivery system for the Cognitively Oriented program (staff training, program monitoring, and training materials) and sponsor evaluation of Cognitively Oriented programs. (Author/CS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.