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This guide is a compilation of stories from early childhood educators throughout the state of Indiana and selected articles from research and experts in the field to assist Indiana educators in designing effective curricula, instruction, and assessment for children from preschool through third grade. The focus of the guide is developmentally appropriate education, and its intent is to act as a companion to the Indiana Academic Standards. Following an introduction, the guide is presented in nine sections: (1) "Role of the Teacher"; (2) "Role of the Instructional Assistant"; (3) "Partnerships with Families"; (4) "Role of the Administrative Staff"; (5) "The Learning Environment"; (6) "Classroom Climate and Daily Schedules"; (7) "Diversity"; (8) "Creating and Implementing Curriculum"; and (9) "Assessment and Evaluation." Each section is prefaced by stories from Indiana teachers and concludes with references and resource lists. (KB)

Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Environment, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Diversity (Student), Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers, Family School Relationship, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Personal Narratives, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Teachers, Scheduling, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Teacher Aides, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship

Author: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9814&id=ED455921

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