ERIC Number: ED088585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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The NIE Home-Based Early Education Program.
The initial plans for the National Institute of Education (NIE) program in early childhood education are described. The first part of the document contains a discussion of the relationship between planned NIE programs and existing early childhood federal programs. In both planned and existing programs, disadvantaged children are the primary concern. Differences include the greater focus on comprehensive programs planned for NIE as opposed to existing programs. All major areas of child development will be studied across subject populations. Also, NIE programs will focus on education in a neighborhood home rather than in institutions. In the second part of the document, there is a description of rationales and tentative activities for each area of emphasis in the NIE program. Four areas of research and activity development are: (1) development of learning outcomes and assessment instruments, based on the need to identify skills needed for school success, and the need for more precise measurement in program evaluation; (2) establishment and study of home learning centers with neighborhood adults involved as teachers and directors; (3) coordination of school and home center programs to facilitate maintenance of preschool gains during elementary school; and (4) development and study of neighborhood child care information centers to increase knowledge of effective child care and available services. (DP)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Care, Child Development, Community Involvement, Comprehensive Programs, Coordination, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Federal Government, Home Instruction, Information Dissemination, Measurement, Objectives, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.