ERIC Number: ED114203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Union Township Board of Education, NJ.
This booklet describes the Specific Education of the Eye (SEE) program, an experimental kindergarten program which emphasizes the development of sensory skills as a prerequisite of learning. The first part of the booklet describes the development, expansion, and recognition of the SEE program. Described are activities (organized in instructional levels) designed to exercise visual and tactile perception and progressing from simple to complex. In daily visual perception lessons, children were instructed to view an object on a card and describe what they saw, generating the necessary vocabulary. Children were then directed to locate objects in the room which contained elements of the perceptual object on the card under discussion, to look at the activity card, and to draw what was seen. Tactual perception activities were also developed in which children constructed the object. Subjects were pre- and post tested on perceptual ability. Results showed that children in experimental groups increased in perceptual ability more than children in control groups. Some teachers' responses to the SEE program are included. Appendices provide the perceptual activity objects, a perceptual development pre test, and a program evaluation form. (BRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Union Township Board of Education, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III