ERIC Number: ED103116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Kindergarten Goals for the Seventies.
Yawkey, Thomas D.; Silvern, Steven B.
This paper presents an outline of kindergarten goals for the seventies along with specific suggestions for supporting classroom activities. The kindergarten goals are divided into four developmental areas: (1) Cognitive or Intellectual Development (with emphasis on concept development, or "content skills" and mastery or "process skills"); (2) Affective Development (with emphasis on building positive self-concepts); (3) Psychomotor Development (with emphasis on building gross and fine muscles, developing eye-hand coordination and teaching health and safety); and (4) Social Development (with emphasis on the development of abilities to participate in group experiences, responsibility, and self-discipline. After each goal is identified, the importance and relationship of the goal to current classroom kindergarten practices is discussed. It is suggested that the contemporary kindergarten using these four goals as a procedural framework can provide for the maximum growth of the 5-year-old child. Educators are urged to reexamine their goals in order to guard against one-dimensional planning in kindergarten programs. (CS)
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