ERIC Number: ED089863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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North Carolina Pilot Kindergarten Program. Fourth Annual Evaluation Report.
Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.
This evaluation report on the North Carolina Pilot Kindergarten Program covers the 74 local educational units involved in the program for the 1972-73 school year. The first part of the document is narrative, including (1) an historical perspective from the program's beginning in 1969, (2) discussion of philosophy, objectives, and guidelines, (3) specific program description (scheduling, activities, classroom layout, etc.), and (4) information about the staff. The major commitment of the project is to respond to the widely varying needs and talents of individual children rather than to any one ideology of early childhood education. Early in the program, teachers were encouraged to observe their children, and design their own classrooms and curriculum plans accordingly. The second part of the document is concerned with the evaluation effort. There are sections on purpose, history of evaluation in the North Carolina system, procedures and measurement instruments used, evaluative analysis, and vital research needs and issues relating to the program. Measures involved assessed child, teacher, and family variables, and conclusions about program effects were generally positive. (DP)
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Authoring Institution: Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.