ERIC Number: ED119807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Second Collection of Papers for Teachers.
Katz, Lilian G.
Theoretical issues of concern to teachers in early childhood education are discussed in this collection of four papers titled: "Some Generic Principles of Teaching", "Psychological Development and Education in Early Childhood", "Teachers as Consumers of Educational Information", and "Notes on the Distinction between Education and Excitement". The first paper enumerates four principles of teaching: (1) the principle of congruity, (2) the principle of knowing the learner's understanding of what is to be learned, (3) the principle of timing, and (4) the principle of sociointellectual ambience. The second paper outlines those factors which affect preschool expansion, defines 'preschool program', and describes the parameters of the preschool program. Possible errors which emerged as a result of the emphasis on 'enrichment' are discussed, and it is suggested that a major goal for preschool education is to help children make sense of their own everyday experiences. The third paper discusses selling and informing models of information dissemination and contrasts the style, format and treatment of the same information in two publications. The final paper suggests that teachers develop activities that children will find satisfying over a long period of time rather than momentarily exciting. (GO)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Information Dissemination, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teachers, Teaching Methods
Publications Office/I.C.B.D., College of Education, University of Illinois, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Catalog 140, $2.80)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.
Note: For the first "Collection of Papers for Teachers," see ED 088 592