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ERIC Number: ED049570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 19
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Early Childhood Education in American Samoa: Report for Years 1969 and 1970.
Johnston, Betty; Savali, Iutita
A discussion of the development of an early childhood education program in American Samoa focuses first on the creation of a televised series. The show, directed to children under six, deals with familiar Samoan village life and includes original songs, rhymes, and stories. At the same time, the concept of learning centers in each community is explored, utilizing and training parents as teachers. Teacher education training sessions are described with attention to the demonstration method, preceded and followed by discussion. Also considered are the facilities (usually the home of a teacher), instructional materials, and daily activities. The growth of the early childhood centers is noted to be from none to 135 in two years; planned growth and additional needs are depicted. (RJ)
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Identifiers: American Samoa
Note: Paper presented at the Pan Pacific Conference on the Education of Exceptional Children (Honolulu, Hawaii, February 9-12, 1971)