ERIC Number: ED309890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Designing an Instructional Program To Meet the Individual Needs of Kindergarten Children.
Dickerson, Mary P.
A kindergarten teacher used a classroom learning center approach to design and implement a practicum establishing a child-centered learning environment in her classroom. Several learning centers, including centers for math, language arts, and nutrition, were set up. Twenty-three children received individual assignments through the use of file folders. Centers allowed children to move freely as they performed tasks and met the goals set for them. A reward system was established to motivate children to finish tasks in an acceptable manner. Simple rules, which were enforced at all times, were used in monitoring children's behavior. Instructional materials were coordinated with state and local curriculum requirements. Several checklists were developed and used to assess children's learning. Practicum evaluation data indicated positive results. Mastery was achieved in several areas of instruction by the end of the 12 weeks of implementation. Documentation forms and evaluation instruments are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D Practicum Report, Nova University.