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ERIC Number: ED120705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 185
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A Pre-Reading Program for Kindergartens Based upon Piagetian and Montessorian Models for Instruction: A Descriptive Study of Its Installation and Implementation.
Keys, Delpha Bostock
A kindergarten pre-reading program was designed based upon Piagetian and Montessorian theory. During the pilot study, pre-reading experiences, materials and games were created to encourage individual diagnosis and specific pre-reading skills assessment. The following year the investigator conducted a descriptive study of the program's implementation in two kindergartens of different socioeconomic populations. The program's execution was evaluated by means of behavioral observations of teachers, aides and pupils, formative and summative pre-reading assessments, and the teacher interviews. The results showed similarities and differences in the two teachers' applications. It was concluded that the program was implemented and had effected a higher percentage of individualized kindergarten instruction, but it appeared that the program's capacity to improve pupils' pre-reading skills depended upon several factors. Large-scale testing of the program focusing on teacher, aide and pupil behaviors and the Piagetian and Montessorian Models for Instruction was recommended. (Author/LL)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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