ERIC Number: ED353071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Basic Education: The Development of Competence.
This book provides an overview of ways in which the psychology of child development can improve education and promote children's competence. Part 1 of the book examines individual differences in children. Chapters in this part discuss: (1) the roots of children's competence, and particularly the influences of the environment, heredity, and motivation; (2) intelligence; (3) thinking; (4) literacy and numeracy skills; and (5) exceptional children, including slow-learning and gifted children. Part 2 reviews forms of education that foster children's competence. Chapters in this part discuss learning that is adaptable to many situations and that involves intellectual and thinking skills; teaching that fosters children's competence; and flexible curricula, including child-centered and multicultural curricula. Part 3 considers systems that promote competence in children. Chapters in this part concern teacher education; the role of the school in the community, including school organization, mentoring, cooperation between schools and parents, and the importance of play; and issues related to children's competence in different cultures, including the promotion of literacy and the effect of deprivation on children. A list of 146 references is provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons, Individual Differences, Intelligence, Literacy, Numeracy, School Community Relationship, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France (80 French Francs).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).