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ERIC Number: ED101857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 14
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Overview of Exploring Childhood.
Clayton, Marilyn
This paper describes the overall conceptual and pedagogical goals of a program ('Exploring Childhood') designed to help adolescents gain competence in working with children and an understanding of the forces that shape children's development. The paper is intended as an explanation of the assumptions and questions that guided the development of the course materials. The course, as outlined, attempts to help students understand what a child is like, how human interaction can shape the development of a child, and how the context in which growth occurs can affect development. A series of activities help the student to develop flexible ways of thinking about children. Three 'modules' are identified in this curriculum sequence, and appropriate readings are suggested for each level of the program. The study of child development is combined with work with young children on a regular basis. Self-evaluation materials are also part of the curriculum program, and are designed to help students identify ways in which they would like to gain competence and to give them guidelines for evaluating the results of a situation and measuring their own progress. (CS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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