ERIC Number: ED338436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Educationally Appropriate Kindergarten Practices. NEA Early Childhood Education Series.
Spodek, Bernard, Ed.
The basis for educationally worthwhile activities in kindergarten is examined in a series of papers that also provide examples of how kindergarten programs can be organized and worthwhile learning presented to children. Long-term projects or units are seen as useful vehicles of instruction, and organizing teaching around topics or themes is shown to help teachers present complex ideas. Theoretical discussions are combined with examples of practical application. The papers and authors are: "What Should We Teach Kindergarten Children?" (Bernard Spodek); "Developing an Integrated Unit for Kindergarten" (Patricia Clark Brown); "Long-Term Projects" (Melanie Turnipseed Kenney); "Fostering Emergent Literacy in a Publishing Center" (Jeanette Allison Hartman); "Integrating Multicultural Perspectives into Early Childhood Education" (Min-Ling Tsai); and "Creating Meaningful Kindergarten Programs" (Mary Gatzke). Contains 82 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Educational Philosophy, Emergent Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Multicultural Education, Primary Education, Student Participation, Student Projects, Student Publications, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills
National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 3050-0-00, $11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.