ERIC Number: ED097791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Preparation of Education Personnel in a Pluralistic Social Context. Program Assumptions, Objectives, Implementation and Evaluation Strategies - An Approach: Program Early Childhood Early Intervention (N-3).
Singh, S. P.
Described is a proposed graduate program to train nursery school, kindergarten, and primary grade educational personnel in a pluralistic social context for the purpose of reducing the number of children in need of special educational services. Program assumptions include causes of behavior such as the interaction of the internalized sets of concepts held by children with the external factors of home and school. A program format is recommended which includes curriculum content focusing on understanding the child's self through study of child rearing practices and cultural pluralism. Listed are 24 program objectives such as the development of awareness and appreciation of individual differences among children. The schedule for a typical week includes field work experiences and class participation. Noted is the involvement of community members. Compared are six modes of program evaluation such as gathering empirical evidence on pupil progress and evaluating the rationale on which a particular program is based. An evaluation design is proposed which would include provisions to collect empirical data, gather information to evaluate the program rationale, and assess the motivational and attitudinal variables of the program. Implementation and feedback phases involve activities such as taking standardized tests prior to and following the program. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Coll. of Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 070 240 and 369