ERIC Number: ED296795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Integrating Computers into a Reading Readiness Curriculum for Pre-Schoolers through Teacher Training and Computer-Assisted Instruction.
An elementary school guidance counselor serving as a volunteer computer education consultant to a preschool implemented a practicum to introduce computers into a community center's preschool program. Goals were to: (1) provide teachers with the knowledge and understanding needed to operate a computer; (2) acquaint teachers with computer software that corresponded to the hierarchy of reading skills taught in the preschool; (3) instruct teachers in methods for integrating computers into the regular curriculum by writing and use of a computer curriculum guide; (4) provide assistance to teachers by working directly with their students as they used the computer and software. The computer curriculum guide relates particular reading readiness skills to specific computer software and follow-up activities and enables teachers to supplement their regular classroom instruction with computer activities. Practicum evaluation data indicated that outcomes were positive. Numerous related materials, including the 70-page computer-assisted reading readiness curriculum guide, are appended. The guide consists of four clusters of activities focusing on computer literacy, visual skills related to reading readiness, concept formation, and reading skills. Follow-up materials in the form of handouts provide activities supporting the lessons. (RH)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Identification, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Reading Readiness
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.