ERIC Number: ED097968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Planning Guide to the Preschool Curriculum: The Child, the Process, the Day.
Findlay, Jane; And Others
This guide to preschool curriculum planning presents a unit approach to preschool education and outlines 44 curriculum units. A discussion of methods and principles involved in the development of this curriculum stresses that it is the child, not the teacher, who determines curriculum. Four principles for good teaching are examined: preparing instructional objectives, task analysis, error-free learning, and the use of positive reinforcement. The objective of the curriculum is to help the teacher teach the basic facts and skills each child should know. The guide is divided into six areas of skill development: (1) fine motor, (2) gross motor, (3) social, (4) self-help, (5) language, and (6) cognitive. The sample units included in the guide contain activities in all the curriculum areas. A list of suggested books for young children and a music bibliography are also included. (SDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Individual Instruction, Knowledge Level, Language Acquisition, Motor Development, Preschool Curriculum, Programed Instruction, Self Care Skills, Skill Development, Social Development, Social Reinforcement, Student Centered Curriculum, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, NC.