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ERIC Number: ED124290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 15
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Theoretical Consideration of Multiple Model Programming.
Krantz, Murray
This paper presents a multi-model approach to early childhood education programing as a means of achieving the most rewarding experience for children of differing needs and backgrounds as well as maximizing the effects of teacher personality and style. The negative social consequences of inadequate programing, particularly for lower class and minority children, are noted. Single model programing is discussed and found inadequate when constructing a model for all of early childhood education. A brief review of three competing models (Montessori, DISTAR, and Cognitive Stimulation) is given. The multi-model method is described in terms of three major classes of variables (child variables, curriculum variables, teacher variables) that must be considered when selecting a curriculum. It is proposed that each school select several curricula to be implemented simultaneously and that children entering school be studied and matched to a curriculum on the basis of an empirical knowledge of favorable child-curriculum interactions. Teachers are to be studied and matched to curricula on the basis of analogous empiral knowledge. The role of the researcher in assessment and design is discussed. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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