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ERIC Number: ED375955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
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Providing Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for Kindergarten-Age Girls in an Informal Education Setting.
Dennison, Martha Jo S.
This practicum sought to provide a model for a local affiliate of the Girl Scouts of the USA, offering a developmentally appropriate curriculum for inner-city kindergarten-age girls at a community recreation center. A hands-on training program was developed and implemented with a group of community volunteers. Program activities were designed to allow girls to choose activities within the framework of the recreation center. Books, stories, songs, and games were used to teach the girls the abstract concepts behind the philosophy of the Girl Scouts organization. Interviews and questionnaires were used to assess the effectiveness of the program. The results of these assessments revealed that the program produced mixed results. Although the number of girls participating was not as high as expected, the data revealed that the seven girls who completed the program possessed a clear understanding of the philosophy of the Girl Scouts and were interested in continued involvement. However, frequent changes in volunteer leadership and ineffective coordination with the recreation center adversely affected the program. (Four appendixes contain the Girl Scout Promise and Law, a participant questionnaire, a participant interest survey form, and a weekly report form of meeting activities. Contains 53 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A