ERIC Number: ED245781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Early Childhood Program: A Continuing Development Involving Many Changes. The Best of BES--Basic Educational Skills Project.
Focusing on staff development activities, this paper describes the process kindergarten teachers in one elementary school went through during a 3-year period as they transferred knowledge from staff development activities to classroom implementation. The development process included participation in workshops, assistance of a staff developer, observations of children and classrooms, discussions, and feedback. Topics selected for staff development training were chosen because of their importance in developing a program for early childhood. In the area of teaching management, these activities included child study and observation, room arrangement, scheduling, planning, selecting and using materials, teacher-made materials, and parent involvement. In the area of teaching strategies, the topics included learning centers, group meetings, flannel boards, and block building. Subject area topics focused on developing responsibility, language experience, mathematics, drama, art, movement, and science. In many topic area sections, discussion of the topic is followed by suggestions for kindergarten learning activities. A bibliography lists books about activities for young children, various curriculum areas, early childhood, learning centers, making instructional materials, observing children, parent involvement, room arrangement, specific teaching methods, and staff development. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; 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.