ERIC Number: ED417850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Of Primary Interest, 1994-1995.
Fielden, Frank, Ed.
Of Primary Interest, v2 n1-4 Win 1994-Fall 1995
These four newsletter issues provide information on current research and practice to early childhood professionals teaching in the primary grades in Colorado, focusing on readiness of schools for children entering the public school system. The Winter issue focuses on standards of quality for primary programs, and includes discussion of developmentally appropriate art instruction, readying schools for students, constructing curriculum, and a child's readiness for school. The Spring issue focuses on the Texas Education Agency's report "First Impressions," ("Primeras Impresiones") a vision of Texas education in response to issues of diversity, retention, inappropriate curriculum and assessment, and the changing nature of education. This issue also discusses Colorado quality standards, and transition-to-school activities planning in Oregon. The Summer issue focuses on "transitions," providing a historical perspective on what were formerly called "articulation" and "continuity." Also discussed is responding to misinformation about developmentally appropriate practice. The Fall issue focuses on Lev Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development and how the concept can be used to shape instruction in the classroom. (HTH)
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Environment, Primary Education, School Readiness, State Standards
Colorado Department of Education, Early Childhood Initiatives, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203; phone: 303-866-6674; fax: 303-866-6662.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.