ERIC Number: ED223395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Small Schools: Organization and Teaching Methods.
Fogarty, M., Ed.
The booklet addresses a real need often expressed by teachers throughout Queensland for a concise yet comprehensive guide for those teaching in small schools (the paucity of material concerning small schools in the literature is rather surprising considering the very significant numbers of teachers and children who are or have had experience in this situation). The opening reading deals with small school organization and some of its inherent strengths and advantages and provides a setting for the following readings, each of which covers an aspect of the curriculum (language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education, and art) and methodologies of the small primary school. The readings deal not only with the philosophical orientations of these subject areas, but provide thought-provoking questions about possible problems that will arise, and list practical suggestions for coping with these problems. Aspects discussed include objectives, content, methodologies, organization of time and space, resources, and evaluation. The readings clearly reflect that teachers in small schools are provided with a ready-made environment in which to achieve their educational objectives if they are concerned with aspects such as flexibility, child-centred experiences, social and emotional development, community involvement, and so on. (Author/BRR)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia