ERIC Number: ED103300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Learning for Living: Adolescents in Preschool. Profiles of Promise 37.
Three programs using the Educational Development Center's "Exploring Childhood" curriculum package are discussed in the light of the experiences of home economics and social studies teachers field testing the materials. Designed to provide adolescents with a theoretical and practical look at early childhood, these materials integrate classroom study of child development with field experience in a preschool center. The curriculum used in the classroom teaching helps students acquire the necessary knowledge and awareness to make their field experience meaningful. Three modules used in the curriculum are "Working with Children" which teaches the techniques for working with and understanding children; "Seeing Development" which deals with aspects of child maturation; and "Family and Society" which explores the sociological factors in a child's life. Case studies of individual children are also conducted and written up in report form. Adolescents are enthusiastic about their first hand experience with young children and believe that it is a true life preparation experience. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cross Age Teaching, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Field Experience Programs, High School Students, Home Economics, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Experience
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($9.00 for 30 issues)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.