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Perspectives on Early Childhood Education [microform] / Lilian G. Katz
Bib ID 5236506
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Katz, Lilian G
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1972 
24 p. 

On looking back at Head Start and other early childhood program plans, it is felt that several false assumptions have been made, the most obvious being the idea that poor children are understimulated; another is that poor children can be stereotyped, although there are relationships between poverty and health problems and language development. The proliferation of curriculum models that have been developed to stimulate the child are said to have resulted in increasing polarization of curriculum goals: skills, knowledge, and personal strengths and resources. Distinctions are drawn between the authoritarian and authoritative teacher, between teaching and performing, between children having fun and getting satisfaction, and between excitement and learning. Instead of trying to foster excitement in children, it is stated that a more valuable purpose in education would be to strengthen a child's capacities for sustained interest and effort. Introducing things to children because they are exciting is a pervasive quality of American society, but it is pointed out that this will not produce real learning needed to overcome social, psychological, and economic problems. (LH)


Availability: College of Education Curriculum Laboratory, University of Illinois, 1210 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, Ill. 61801 ($0.25).

ERIC Note: Based on a speech presented at "The Symposium on the Young Child," Honolulu, Hawaii, May, 1972.

Educational level discussed: Early Childhood Education.

Educational level discussed: Preschool Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Curriculum Evaluation.  |  Disadvantaged Youth.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Environmental Influences.  |  Equal Education.  |  Evaluation Criteria.  |  Learning Motivation.  |  Preschool Education.  |  Speeches.  |  Stimulation.  |  Teacher Role.  |  Project Head Start
Other authors/contributors ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
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