ERIC Number: ED341458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Learning: Understanding and Assessing the Progress of Children in the Primary Program. A Resource for Parents and Teachers.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
This booklet is intended to help parents and teachers of primary school children understand children's growth, development, and learning. The first section, following a general introduction, lists methods parents and teachers can use to share information about children, schools, and classrooms. The second section discusses the learning process, especially as it relates to children. The third section examines assessment and evaluation of students in primary school, and explains recent changes in methods of assessment, evaluation, and reporting. The fourth section describes methods teachers can use to collect information on children's progress. These methods include observing children, looking at children's work, and talking with and listening to children. The fifth section discusses parents' and teachers' expectations of children. These expectations are related to various age levels between birth and 13 years, and to the areas of artistic, emotional, intellectual, and physical development, and social responsibility. Suggestions for ways that parents can support children's learning in each of these areas are listed. The sixth section discusses reading development, including phonics; writing development, including spelling and grammar; and the development of mathematical ideas. A list of 79 references is provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Emotional Development, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Development, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Physical Development, Reading Instruction, Social Development, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Canada