ERIC Number: ED153715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Education Before Five: A Handbook on Preschool Education.
Boegehold, Betty D.; And Others
This handbook was designed as a guide to acquaint child care workers and parents with the broad spectrum of preschool programs now in existence. In section I, theoretical approaches to preschool education such as Montessori, Piagetian, Progressive, Developmental-Interactionist, Behaviorist, and Psychoanalytic and the effects of these different approaches on practice are reviewed and discussed. Section II contains descriptions of a wide variety of center-based and home-based preschool programs and Section III presents a brief overview of the evaluation of preschool programs. In Section IV, some considerations and recommendations for establishing an effective preschool program are presented and in Section V, the importance of preschool education is examined. Section VI contains a discussion of trends, issues and future directions of preschool education. An extensive bibliography is included. (JMB)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Futures (of Society), Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th Street, New York, New York 10025 ($5.00, plus $0.75 handling)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.