ERIC Number: ED308993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Children Learning in Groups, and Other Trends in Elementary ad Early Childhood Education.
Hollified, John; And Others
This publication includes two papers by John Hollifield, three ERIC Digests and two ERIC resource lists on group learning, and a reprint of an ERIC search on cooperative learning in elementary and middle schools. The two papers are titled: (1) "Cooperative Learning in Elementary Schools: From Supplemental Instructional Practice to Schoolwide Restructuring"; and (2) "Trends in Elementary and Early Childhood Education." The first paper briefly describes a number of cooperative learning processes and examines the increasing pattern of use of cooperative learning processes in elementary schools over the last decade, as exemplified by the Johns Hopkins University Student Team Learning Processes. The processes are described, the research concerning them is summarized, and the existing knowledge about the use of the processes in elementary schools is discussed. Preceeded by a discussion of the school reform movement and demographic factors delineating the population of children, the trends identified and briefly discussed in the second paper are those currently influencing kindergarten, preschool education, child care, and elementary education. Digests and resource lists on ability grouping, cooperative learning strategies in children, mixed-age grouping and cooperative learning, and classroom and group interaction, and an ERIC search reprint containing 39 citations and abstracts, are included. (RH)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Annotated Bibliographies, Cooperative Learning, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Group Dynamics, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Mixed Age Grouping, Program Implementation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (Catalog No. 204, $8.75).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.