ERIC Number: ED286293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Practical Guide to Play, Piaget, and Language in Preprimary Hearing Impaired Programs.
This detailed curriculum guide describes a model program (the Preschool Hearing Impaired Support Center) implemented in the Detroit Public Schools' preprimary classes for the hearing impaired. The auditory-oral approach is based on the developmental philosophy of Jean Piaget and on principles of regular early childhood education programs. Section I discusses the program's overall philosophy and theoretical orientation. Section II, on the classroom environment, describes physical space arrangements, materials, and accessories, while section III covers the daily schedule, lesson plans and planning, teacher planning, and time management. Section IV explains the role of the adult; it includes strategies for facilitating learning and describes keys for teacher success. Detailed curricular objectives for cognitive, language, speech, auditory, and social development are outlined in section V. Content and materials for independent, small group, and large group activities are described in section VI. In section VII, sample objectives and examples of teacher-child interactions are used to demonstrate the integration of cognitive, language, and social learning throughout the curriculum. Section VIII presents sample observation checklists, summarizes evaluation instruments considered most useful for teachers, and includes a teacher's guide to analyzing play observations. Section IX presents objectives and specific activities for school-home-school carryover. The final section of the guide is comprised of sample forms. (JW)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Class Activities, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Guides, Demonstration Programs, Developmental Stages, Diagnostic Tests, Family School Relationship, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Competence, Language Acquisition, Piagetian Theory, Play, Preschool Education, Social Development, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Special Education.