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ERIC Number: ED125748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education Learning System. Program Summary.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
This document is the ninth 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 Early Childhood Education Learning System which was developed at the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory in Austin, Texas. The Early Childhood Education Learning System includes a 3-year sequential program for children ages 3-5, a 2-year sequential program for children ages 4-5, and a 1-year program for 5-year-olds who have not attended preschool before. The program has two components: one for low-income urban and rural black children, and the other for low-income urban and migrant Mexican-Americans. The Mexican-American component features bilingual teaching methods. The goal of the program is to alleviate the difficulties low-income children usually meet in school by stressing the development of verbal and reasoning skills and a healthy self-concept. Teachers are provided with explicit instructions for presenting lessons and the specific tasks for children are described in detail. 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, Bilingual Education, Black Youth, Costs, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Low Income Groups, Mexican Americans, Objectives, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Skill Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Austin)