ERIC Number: ED206388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Beyond the Open Classroom: Toward Informal Education.
Morgan, Lorraine L.; And Others
Written in response to rising numbers of requests for help from teachers, principals, chief school administrators, and parents on how to implement the informal approach to education, this book provides the pre-service or in-service educator, administrator, or parent with a guide written from a practical point of view. Advice on how to move toward informal education through non-graded lessons, team teaching, and differentiated staffing is provided, and concrete suggestions are given for arranging the learning environment, developing learning centers, and using materials, equipment, and the environment surrounding the school. The need for an effective means of assessment and evaluation of the growth and development of individual children is examined, and the process of communication between school and home is explored. The book concludes with a discussion about the preparation of teachers, both pre-service and in-service, for informal education. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Differentiated Staffs, Guidelines, Informal Assessment, Informal Education, Learning Centers (Classroom), Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Open Education, Parent School Relationship, Primary Education, Scheduling, School Community Relationship, School Organization, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Team Teaching
R & E Research Associates, Inc., Publishers, 936 Industrial Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94303 ($9.50 plus $1.00 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A