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American Agenda (Education: Presidenthool) #113151

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 28, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Ypsilanti, Michigan: Ron Claiborne) Contrasting American preschool programs featured; details given of "direct instruction" versus developmental approaches to preschooling, scenes shown of kids in Alabama preschool. [Mother Linda FRANZ - discusses daughter's schooling.] [University of Alabama early childhood center Dr. Paul WEISBERG - discusses preschool education] Less academic approach of preschool in Ypsilanti described. [Mother Wendy STEADMAN -comments on son's preschool.] [Preschool teacher Ann ROGERS - explains approach based on developmental theory.] [High/Scope Preschool founder Dr. David WEIKART - talks about child's development] [WEISBERG - talks about preschool academics.] Issue of impact of early academics on kids detailed. [University of Illinois early childhood education professor Lilian KATZ - expresses concern over effect of regimentation.] [WEISBERG - comments on stress.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on kids and working mothers given.

Claiborne, Ron;
Jennings, Peter

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