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ERIC Number: ED125742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Cognitive Curriculum. Program Report.
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.; Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
This document is the third in a series of 12 early childhood program descriptions compiled by the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development. The program described here is the Cognitive Curriculum developed by David Weikart at the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation at Ypsilanti, Michigan. The Cognitive Curriculum, which serves children from preschool through third grade, is based on Piaget's developmental theory and is designed to teach cognitive skills. The program advocates that children be actively involved in their learning and that they learn to deal with concrete objects before they learn about abstract symbols. A home visitor program is recommended by the developer. Evaluation data are available which support the program's effectiveness. Included in the program description are brief outlines of: (1) goals and objectives, (2) content and materials, (3) classroom activities, (4) parent involvement, (5) professional and paraprofessional training, (6) administrative requirements and costs, (7) program development and evaluation, and (8) program history and present (1971) status. (JMB)
Descriptors: Administration, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Objectives, Costs, Early Childhood Education, Experiential Learning, Home Visits, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.; Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.