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The High/Scope Preschool Curriculum
The paper explores the influences of John Dewey and Jean Piaget's curriculum theory on preschool children's performance.
# 113236 | 816 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 24, 2009 in Education (Curriculum) , Psychology (Piaget) , Education (Early Childhood)

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The paper looks at preschools that use the High/Scope curriculum that is based on John Dewey and Jean Piaget's theories of a cognitively-oriented curriculum. The paper discusses research that shows that children in High/Scope programs outperform other children who do attend preschool programs where the High/Scope curriculum is not used. The paper also highlights the importance of preschool for children's overall success.

Influences Dewey and Piaget's Curriculum Theory Have on Preschool Children's Future Learning and Adult Outcomes

From the Paper:

"The High/Scope Perry research studied children living in poverty through to adulthood. The research found lasting effects on school achievement and literacy, high school graduation, adult earning, home and ownership, and life development. The Perry program played a significant role in successful life outcomes (1997).
"The High/Scope Preschool Curriculum Comparison Study also examined the long-term effects of preschool on children living in poverty. This study compared three programs: High/Scope, Directed Instruction, and a traditional nursery school curriculum. This research found that the High/Scope curriculum did not yield any significant differences in language, literacy, or school achievement than the other two curriculums. The three preschool curriculums all yielded academic success for preschool children. The High/Scope curriculum yielded greater success than direct instruction in the area of social and effects as well as criminal activity."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • The High/Scope Perry Preschool study though age 40 (Schweinhart, Montie, Xiang et al., 2005)
  • The High/Scope Preschool Curriculum Comparison Study (Schweinhart & Weihart, 1997).

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