ERIC Number: ED158852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Preliminary Report on Teaching Academic Readiness. Technical Report #34.
Au, Kathryn H.
This Kamehameha Early Education Program (KEEP) report describes the development of a systematic program for teaching academic readiness skills to kindergarten children who require special help to develop attentional behaviors. The progress of eight kindergarten children (five boys and three girls) is described to illustrate the merit of the readiness program which focuses primarily on the development of attentional behaviors in children. Preposition and vocabulary training is provided with reinforcement given in the form of tokens and verbal praise. Fixed assigned places in the classroom reduce distraction, and repetition of phrases is used to reinforce listening behaviors. The children's interest is sustained through varying the lessons slightly from day to day. Finally, the necessity of developing attentional behaviors is discussed, and common teaching problems relating to these behaviors are identified. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. Mental Retardation Research Center.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI. Kamehameha Early Education Project.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii