ERIC Number: ED269171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Educational Equipment and Materials for School and Home.
Moyer, Joan, Ed.
Based on the view that the classroom teacher is the best judge of materials and equipment to meet the needs of particular learning situations, this publication focuses on the selection of equipment and materials for children in group settings. Part I consists of four substantive articles concerning (1) materials selection from the points of view of elementary school principal and classroom teacher; (2) the importance of careful planning in equipping a center or school; (3) the importance of providing teachers with workshops/facilities in which they can prepare instructional materials; and (4) the relative merits of purchasing ready-made and making one's own equipment, and criteria for deciding the issue. Also included in Part I are lists of criteria for selecting single items of equipment and materials as well as packaged instructional materials. Part II suggests educational equipment appropriate for an infant group, a nursery school group, a kindergarten group, early elementary school groups, and later elementary or middle school groups. It is anticipated that parents will also find the information useful, since much of the equipment and materials, particularly for the younger age groups, can be adapted for use in the home and many of the items can be made or "scrounged." (RH)
Descriptors: Criteria, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Equipment, Elementary Education, Infants, Instructional Materials, Planning, Purchasing, Selection, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Role, Toddlers, Young Children
ACEI Publications, Department ES, 11141 Georgia Avenue, Suite 200, Wheaton, MD 20902 ($7.80, plus $1.00 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Childhood Education International, Wheaton, MD.