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ERIC Number: ED126180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Weikart Follow Through (Trinidad, Colorado).
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others
The instructional part of Trinidad's Follow Through program is based on the High Scope model developed by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization headed by Dr. David Weikart. Now in its second year, the program emphasizes the development of individualized conceptual competence. Certain kindergarten through grade three classes in two of the elementary schools participate in the program. One teacher and two paraprofessional aides direct each classroom. Individualized instruction or small heterogeneous groups characterize the learning situation. The curriculum integrates academic areas and selected commercial materials with Jean Piaget's five cognitive areas. Since Follow Through aspires to improve the totality of the learning experience, the Trinidad program also emphasizes parent involvement, paraprofessional career development, nutrition, and health. The researchers considered the program exemplary for several reasons. Most important, it has improved the educational experience for the children. Furthermore, the program provides teachers and aides with the training and support necessary for them to adapt to the project and to pursue its objectives. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Health Services, Individualized Instruction, Kindergarten, Nutrition, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Staff Development, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I