ERIC Number: ED104521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct-19
Reference Count: 0
Using What We Know--Knowing What We Use.
Butler, Annie L.
The research which is most helpful for early childhood education includes findings in learning, developmental psychology, and early childhood program evaluations; the lack of replication of studies makes interpretation difficult. Reassessment of the importance of the early years and present educational goals indicates that increasing emphasis should be given to self-concept, continuity, and the importance of the family. The impact of the philosophy of the teaching staff, value judgments, and social and political realities are also discussed in relation to their effects on research choice and implementation. Future directions in implementing early childhood education research should be guided by the understanding that research cannot provide answers to all problems. Quality educational programs also involve value judgments by caring people and communities concerned about providing the best opportunities for all of their children. (CS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the conference of the Association for the Education of Young Children (New Jersey, October 19, 1974); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document