ERIC Number: ED180579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Dimensions of Teaching -- Learning Environments. II. Focus on Day Care.
Jones, Elizabeth; Prescott, Elizabeth
The experiences of one non-profit day care center are used as illustrative material in this discussion of preschool teaching-learning environments. Chapter 1 introduces the volume with a brief argument stressing the importance of play in the preschool. Chapter 2 describes the problems at a non-profit day care center and presents staff dialogue from some of the initial problem solving sessions after the arrival of a new director. Chapters 3 through 7 discuss specific dimensions of the preschool teaching-learning environment including: (1) responsiveness of the environment, especially on a sensuous/tactile level; (2) degree to which children as opposed to teachers make choices; (3) level of complexity in equipment, materials, and activities; (4) balance of seclusion and intrusion; and (5) proportion of large muscle, high mobility to small muscle, sedentary activities. Chapters 8 and 9 look at thrivers and non-thrivers among preschool children and teachers. (JMB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Child Responsibility, Classroom Design, Classroom Techniques, Day Care, Difficulty Level, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Equipment, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Play, Preschool Education, Preschool Learning, Teacher Responsibility
Pacific Oaks College, 5 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Oaks Coll., Pasadena, CA.
Note: For resume to Part I, see ED 120 268