ERIC Number: ED171369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Learning to Observe Young Children in a Bilingual-Multicultural Environment. Bilingual/Bicultural Child Development Associate Pilot Project: Module I.
Coleman, Joyce H.
This Child Development Associate (CDA) training module, the first in a series of 16, provides a course in child behavior observation and systematic recordkeeping skills for bilingual/bicultural preschool teacher trainees. Exercises in observation are designed to lead the trainee from biased ways of looking at children to the use of techniques of empirical observation of children's behavior. Five purposes of behavioral observation in instructional settings (including planning for individualization of instruction and evaluating achievement) are listed and briefly discussed. Also presented is a series of checklists for assessing children's learning styles and social, gross and fine motor, language, perceptual, cognitive, and self-help skills. Guidelines for using the checklists and examples of correctly completed checklists are included. Child observation, diary record and case study forms are also provided. Training activities which utilize selected checklists and forms are suggested. This module focuses on specific teacher behaviors that directly relate to CDA Competencies 2 and 3. (RH)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Teachers, Case Records, Check Lists, Child Caregivers, Classroom Observation Techniques, Competency Based Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Student Records, Training
Dr. John Sullivan, Department of Education, Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 S.W. 24th Street, San Antonio, TX 78285 (5 pages of Skills Checklist only; Module I, BBCDA, $2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Our Lady of the Lake Univ., San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (San Antonio)