ERIC Number: ED442531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Of Primary Interest Newsletter, 1993-1994.
Fielden, Frank, Ed.
Of Primary Interest Newsletter, v1 n1-4 Win 1993-Fall 1994
These four newsletter issues provide information on current research and practice to early childhood professionals teaching in the primary grades in Colorado, focusing on education reform and developmentally appropriate practice. The first issue notes research supporting developmentally appropriate practice, describes Kentucky's primary school program, and announces resources for primary grade teachers. The second issue focuses on the use of portfolios for authentic assessments, and a doctoral study contrasting teacher beliefs and practice regarding developmentally appropriate teaching. The third issue explores linkages between Head Start and the primary grades, characteristics of appropriate primary classrooms, and constructivism in the classroom. The fourth issue examines the role of preschool professionals in advocating better elementary schools, notes a study of kindergarten teachers' beliefs, and announces a report by the technical planning group for Goal 1 of the National Education Goals--that all children will start school ready to learn. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Class Organization, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Kindergarten, Newsletters, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Primary Education, Resource Materials, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
Colorado Department of Education, Early Childhood Initiatives, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-866-6674.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.; Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado