ERIC Number: ED205303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A System for Keeping Individual Records in the Piagetian Preschool Programme. I.E.C.D. Student Readings No. 3.
A record-keeping system based on Piagetian process categories plus guidelines for keeping records are provided as a practical starting point for teachers and students in training who are working in Piagetian preschool programs. Reasons for keeping individual records, the characteristics of good records, assumptions of the cognitively oriented preschool program, and the ways records can reflect a cognitive orientation are discussed. Techniques for observing children, recording qualitative data, and summarizing data are briefly explored, and a checklist for assessing record-keeping practices is provided. Also presented are a record-keeping system involving the accumulation of qualitative data, a summary sheet which records background information and teacher ratings of the developmental performance of children on a total of 20 scales, and an end-of-year review. Instructions for completing the summary-sheet items and codes, and instructions for teacher ratings are provided for the areas of play, autonomy, concentration, properties of objects, classification and seriation, space and time, number concepts, moral reasoning, social knowledge, receptive and expressive language, language use, physical status, gross and fine motor development, visual and auditory perception, self-concept, emotional feelings, and social interaction. Instructions for the annual review of individual records and guidelines for implementing the system complete the document. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Early Childhood Development, Key (Australia).