ERIC Number: ED348441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Follow Through: A Bridge to the Future.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
This publication presents approaches to early childhood education conceived in universities and other educational institutions and implemented in schools under the Follow Through Program, a national school improvement effort offering low-income children comprehensive educational and social services. The following papers are provided: "Foreword: A Bridge for All To Cross Over"; "Catching the Spirit of an Era: A Glance Back at Follow Through's Beginnings"; "Reaching Home: Follow Through's Cultural Linguistic Approach Builds a Legacy of Inner City Family Empowerment"; "Classic Piagetian Theory: The University of Georgia at Athens Maps Developmental Courses of Learning"; "The SEDL (Southwest Educational Development Lab) Language Development Approach: Strengthening the Language of the Child"; "As Boulder's Education Seismograph, INREAL (Inter-Reactive Learning) Combines Proven Practices for Bilingual/Bicultural Success"; "Direct Instruction Model Pragmatics Strengthen the Teacher-Learner Bond with Every Step"; "The Interdependent Learning Model: Teaching and Learning from the Games Children Play"; "IRI's (Illinois Renewal Institute's) Cooperative Learning Model/Project Extend Converts the 'Me' Classrooms of Today into the 'We' Classrooms of Tomorrow"; "High/Scope: Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning"; "Adaptive Learning Environments Model Adjusts the School to the Child and the Training to the Teacher"; "The Effective Schools Approach: Building Blocks to the Future--One Child at a Time"; "COGNET (Cognitive Enrichment Network): Mediating the Learning Network"; "Bank Street's Developmental-Interaction Approach: Fostering Respect for Each Child's Potential"; "The TEEM Fit: Tucson Early Education Model Individualizes Children's Learning"; "The Washington Research Institute School Effectiveness Follow Through Model: Research-Based Classroom Practices for Effective Teaching"; "The Environment as Textbook: Creative Curriculum Follow Through Model Promotes Active Learning and Supportive Classroom Settings to Nurture Children"; "Follow Through Model Key Features" (in tabular form); and "Effectiveness: Follow Through's Bottom Line." Included are a 60-item annotated bibliography of selected reading material and a folder of 15 brief descriptions of Follow Through models. (RLC)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Children, Preschool Children, School Districts, Special Needs Students, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Compensatory Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.