ERIC Number: ED110539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher's Guide for the Dale Avenue Project: A Performance Objective Curriculum for Prekindergarten through Third Grade.
Hanson, Helen B.
The Dale Avenue Project: A Performance Objective Curriculum for Prekindergarten through Third Grade, funded under 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III, is asserted to have been successful in raising the academic performance level of urban, educationally disadvantaged children to the national norm. The curriculum is divided into ten areas that are stated to have been determined by a needs assessment carried out by the original project's development staff. Paterson children showed deficits in Listening, Naming, Observing, Speaking, Mathematics, Writing and Motor Skills, Perceptual Motor Skills, Decoding/Encoding, Classification, and Seriation. The Performance Objectives in each area begin with the minimal skill that a child must exhibit in order to enter prekindergarten and progress to complex skills that are consistent with the developmental capabilities of eight year old children. The teacher has the freedom to teach the skills and concepts in any way that she wishes. This enables her to use her own talents and to find the teaching method that suits the child best. The objectives are considered compatible with any learning materials since they are a compilation of skills that apply to all subject areas and reinforce one another. The program's essential components are stated to be: (1) the use of the performance objectives as a curriculum; (2) a forty-five minute reading program which utilizes all available school staff; and, (3) an intense parent involvement program. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Program Development.
Authoring Institution: Paterson Board of Education, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III