ERIC Number: ED176856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The High/Scope Report. Number Four.
Silverman, Charles, Ed.
This report provides articles on several topics related to the education of young children. In the introduction High/Scope President David P. Weikart suggests that public investment in preschool education is a wise and economically sound social policy. New studies of the long term effects of preschool are demonstrating the staying power of early education experiences that took place almost 20 years ago. William Fabricius places Immanuel Kant's conclusions about reality and knowledge in the context of Enlightenment and Romantic philosophy, and explores some parallels and divergencies between Kantian and Piagetian theories. Robert Halpern discusses economic issues pertinent to international policy for preschool programs. James T. Bond, Lynne Tamor and Robert D. Matz discuss High/Scope research on a range of measures of children's writing abilities. Robert L. Egbert and Margaret E.G. Brisch argue that early childhood programs derived from a single pedagogical perspective are more likely to produce coherent and consistent results than the eclectic approaches that until recently have marked the field. Bernard Banet envisions increased uses in education for tiny, inexpensive computers and related electronic devices. Ann S. Epstein and Judith Evans discuss results of High/Scope longitudinal research which indicate positive and negative dimensions of parent-child interaction which predict children's scholastic performance. Their findings point to the conclusion that the mother-child relationship both influences and is influenced by children's early learning styles. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.