ERIC Number: ED208953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An In-Service Program in the Area of Children's Outdoor Gross Motor Playground Considerations, Designs and Apparati for the National Association for the Education of Young Children's 1980 Conference Attendees. A Field Study Project.
Overholser, Kathleen M.; Pellerin, Dianne M.
The inservice program described here provides workshop participants with background theory on young children's outdoor gross motor play, outdoor program design, playground apparatus, and alternative methods for providing gross motor experiences for young children. A brief description of the study's purpose and hypotheses is provided in Chapter I. Chapter II offers an intense investigation of the following areas: (1) values of outdoor play experiences discussed in view of the "whole-child" educational philosophy; (2) playground characteristics defining playground environments; (3) the value of the traditional playground; and (4) the usefulness of the developmental playground. Chapter III describes a design for staff development via workshop inservice; the design utilizes the Joyce Process Model and is divided into two segments encompassing theory, demonstration, experimentation, and feedback. Objectives for each segment, lists of materials required, and presentation procedures are described. The evaluation tools used to measure and determine program effectiveness are described in Chapter IV. Appendices include a price list for commercial equipment, a format for a small-group activity record-keeping card, and a list of outdoor resources. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (San Francisco, CA, November 21-24, 1980).