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Hohmann, Mary; Weikart, David P. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2002
The High/Scope approach to early childhood education promotes the belief that active learning is fundamental to the development of human potential and occurs most effectively in settings that provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunities. Describes five ingredients of active learning (materials, manipulation, choice, language from…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment
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Hohmann, Mary – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2002
Discusses High/Scope's preschool key experiences (a set of 58 statements that describe young children's social, cognitive, and physical development). The key experiences are grouped into 10 major developmental areas (creative representation, language and literacy, social relations, movement, music, classification, seriation, number, space, and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Physical Development
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Schweinhart, Lawrence J.; Weikart, David P.; Hohmann, Mary – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2002
Describes the High/Scope Preschool Curriculum, an approach that supports young children's learning and enables children, particularly those at risk, to achieve greater school success and adult socioeconomic status. Discusses the central principles of curriculum: active learning, positive adult-child interactions, child-centered learning…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development