ERIC Number: ED125743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Responsive Program. Program Report.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
This document is the fourth 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 Responsive Program developed by Glen Nimnicht at the Far West Lab in Berkeley, California. The Responsive Model is a preschool through third grade program designed to respond to the needs and interests of children. Children are free to explore activities, work at their own pace, and make discoveries under the guidence of the teaching staff. Toys and materials used in the model have self-correcting features so that the child will know immediately the consequences of his actions. Numerous evaluation studies have been conducted to measure the effectiveness of the model. 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, Costs, Discovery Learning, Early Childhood Education, Feedback, Individual Needs, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Objectives, Preschool Education, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.