ERIC Number: ED400044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Spreading the News: Sharing the Stories of Early Childhood Education.
Carter, Margie; Curtis, Deb
How quickly can new staff members who come with minimal qualifcations in early childhood education be trained? Is there a way to develop a sense of history and community in child care programs, honoring diversity while documenting the learning process and engagement individuals have with each other? In an age of fast-paced electronic media and print overload, visual images supported by briefly written narratives can capture attention and raise awareness. "Documentation panels" is the term used to describe this method for communication. This monograph offers concrete ideas about using visual displays to enhance early childhood training and programs. It is designed to show the many uses of this bulletin board-based concept, the skills and tools needed to develop documentation panels, and the likely results. In addition to guidelines, the monograph includes illustrations of completed panels on various topics. (WJC)
Descriptors: Bulletin Boards, Child Development, Display Aids, Early Childhood Education, Exhibits, Instructional Materials, Learning Processes, Literacy Education, Professional Development, Teacher Education, Visual Aids
Redleaf Press, 450 North Syndicate, Suite 5, St. Paul, MN 55104-4125 ($13.95, plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A