ERIC Number: ED245780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Best of BES: Basic Educational Skills Materials.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; Basic Educational Skills Project, Oak Ridge, TN.
In 1978, the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, through its Head Start program, designed and implemented the Basic Educational Skills (BES) project to foster Head Start children's readiness for school and their subsequent achievement in elementary school. The purpose of this document is to disseminate elementary-level BES materials. After a brief introduction describing the BES project and its four program elements, a chart is provided to illustrate the 19 items selected as being "the best of BES." The chart indicates the location of the site at which the material was developed, the title of the material, content (in the form of a brief annotation), and the BES elements addressed. To assist in putting the information to use, a separate section offers an"implementation framework" for each of the items. These frameworks indicate which site produced the material, title, intended users, purpose, required resources, intended use, necessary staff development, availability of consultant (if any), availability of materials, possible outcomes, and costs. Another supplementary chart provides names and addresses of contact persons and lists 16 additional BES items. Appendices list regional offices and advisory panel members and provide names and addresses of early childhood education specialists trained to use the selected materials. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Parents; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; Basic Educational Skills Project, Oak Ridge, TN.