Curriculum and Development Test
This is the test for our Curriculum and Development class. Please read and follow the instructions as you go. Make sure and fill out your exact spelling of your name and e-mail address to receive your grade and certificate. After you have read each page answer the multiple choice question to the best of your ability.
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1. In the broadest sense, curriculum is a structured framework for teaching. *
2. Especially in early childhood education, curriculum is understood to include *
3. Working in a __________________ preschool program like Head Start, for example, usually involves a selected curriculum and clearly described procedures and expectations about how it will be implemented. *
4. The hidden curriculum refers to things children and teachers learn or are expected to know in school that are not directly taught. *
5. As a teacher, you will not be expected to conform to expectations that have not been explicitly explained or described to you. *
6. A __________________ is a broad framework designed from a specific perspective or orientation about how children learn *
7. A ______________ is more prescriptive than other curriculums. *
8. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool and The High Scope Preschool Curriculum) are examples of ______________, since they are designed to address all areas of learning. *
9. The High Scope Educational Research Foundation also offers limited-scope curricula that can be purchased separately, such as the High Scope Growing Readers Early Literacy Curriculum(2010) or the Numbers Plus Preschool Mathematics Curriculum. *
10. A teacher’s effectiveness in implementing any curriculum will not be influenced by her knowledge about child development, the skills and experience he brings to the classroom, and his personal belief system. *
11.A ________________ teacher may not need the kind of detailed instructional support and direction provided by some curriculum. *
12. All curricula, including those developed for young children, are designed to complement and support the students for whom they are intended. They should include all except: *
13. Kindergarten should serve as the transition from preschool to elementary school, and the curriculum begin to focus more on early reading and writing. *
14. Some early childhood materials, such as puzzles, are constructed to be used for very specific purposes. *
15. After the seventeenth century, childhood was not generally considered a distinct phase of the life span. *
16. Many scientists, theorists, and philosophers have contributed to the current view that children should be __________________. *
17. _____________ (1782–1852) is generally credited with proposing the seminal idea that young children need a systematic program and materials specifically designed for their unique learning style. *
18. Many of ________________ (1870–1952) ideas are embedded in virtually every early childhood program, and her influence on our thinking about curriculum has been profound *
19. ______________ (1859–1952) work completely redirected the course of American education with a movement known as progressivism. *
20. ___________ thought deeply about the role of the teacher, and his concept of the teacher as a facilitator represented a big departure from the commonly accepted notion of the teacher at the front of the room delivering information to children. *
21. The principle of the __________________ refers primarily to the notion that children have an innate desire to learn. *
22. _____________ classrooms are orderly and calm, and the environment is carefully organized and sequenced. The classroom is characterized by three primary areas: practical life, sensory materials, and academic materials for reading, writing, and mathematics. *
23. ______________ believed that children learn reading through writing first *
24. A Waldorf classroom environment is designed and organized to be aesthetically pleasing, inspiring, and “nourishing to the senses” . *
25.The ________________ curriculum was developed as a play-based curriculum at the demonstration program for the Bureau of Educational Experiments. *
26. The ____________ philosophy is a continually evolving dynamic process defined and refined by its primary stakeholders—teachers, children, parents, and the community *
27. Communication is essential to the reciprocal process of relationship building. *
28. Each Reggio classroom is the same and without uniqueness because it is intended to reflect those who inhabit the space. *
29. The High Scope Wheel of Learning represents the curriculum concept visually, indicating the four elements controlled by adults (environment, assessment, adult-child interactions, and daily routine) working to achieve active, hands-on learning for children. *
30. Creative Curriculum grew out of efforts to translate the time-tested principles of traditional preschool into guidelines and specific suggestions for effectively arranging environments to promote play, interactions, and learning. *
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