ERIC Number: ED125751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Primary Education Project. Program Summary.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
This document is the last 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 Primary Education Project (PEP) developed at the Learning Research and Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh. The PEP project is concerned with the development and evaluation of a model of individualized education for young children which is suitable for implementation in American public schools. To date, experimental materials for nursery school and first, second, and third grade have been developed. PEP concentrates on basic skills and concepts that are prerequisites for future academic subject matter. The PEP curriculum outlines carefully sequenced predetermined steps the child is to progress through at his own rate. If any difficulty is experienced at a step, the instruction is revised until the child has mastered the assignment so that the child never equates difficulty with failure. 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)
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.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.