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Master of Science


Center for the Advancement of Education


Participative Management, Workshop Leadership, Developmental Placement, Gesell, Transition Kindergarten, Self-concept, Fine Motor Development, Gross Motor Development, Pre-First Reading Skills, Pre-First Math Skills, Visual Discrimination, Auditory Discrimination, Tactile Discrimination


The author designed a Curriculum Resource Guide for the TK-1 teacher using a Quality Circle Team approach. The intent of this practicum was to provide the TI-1 teachers with a Resource Guide to aid in curriculum planning for the TK-1 developmental placement class. After reviewing results of surveys given to TK-1 teachers in Kent County, a guide was designed based on the results and research of specialists in the field of developmental placement. At the conclusion of the project each member of the Quality Circle Team was asked to rate the final product using a criterion referenced evaluation form which addressed each of the ten components. Criteria for each section was (a) Is the message clear? (b) Is it educationally sound? (c) Does it fit the TK-1 grade level? Participants could respond yes, no, or unclear. Every item showed a unanimous yes response for each component. The achievement of leadership effectiveness was rated high. Recommendations were made to the PREP Office that the Curriculum Resource Guide should be considered for county adoption to be used by all TK-1 teachers and as a reference for other educators and parents. Appendices include surveys, evaluations, and the Curriculum Resource Guide for the TK-1 Teacher.

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