ERIC Number: ED118288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education: Promising Practices in Rural Areas.
Lehnhoff, Nora; And Others
Intended to suggest types of early childhood education programs which may be implemented in rural areas at reasonable cost and which capitalize upon the rural environment's unique characteristics, this booklet describes 12 programs (many of which use Elementary and Secondary Education Title I or III funds) currently operating in rural areas. The practices are divided into 3 general categories, according to primary emphasis: (1) parent involvement in home learning, (2) group teaching practices, and (3) special programs. Relying on active parent involvement in the home, the first category consists of such program areas as early identification of learning disabilities, teaching severely handicapped children, and preparing young children for the classroom setting. Designed to provide young children in rural or migrant areas with group social experiences outside the home, the group teaching practices involve such diverse elements as bilingual educational training, creative toys and games, and a learning center on wheels. The last category includes a program, not yet in operation, which has proved successful in testing stages, and one which lacks a distinctly rural emphasis. However, both offer potentially adaptable models. Each description includes: program title, location, needs, developmental history, implementation considerations, vital statistics, evaluation, and contacts for further information. (NQ)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Group Instruction, Home Programs, Instructional Materials, Migrant Children, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas, Teaching Methods, Toys
Office of Marketing and Dissemination, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 710 S.W. Second Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97024 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Federation for the Improvement of Rural Education.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III