ERIC Number: ED060329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Education from Three to Eight.
Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report concerned with preschoolers and kindergarteners in Tasmania. The committee recommended that preschools should be established as a common extension of the statutory provision for education; a general director should be responsible for the whole area of education from three to eight years of age. The length of teacher education courses should be gradually extended from three years to four years. Selection of student teachers should be made by the institution where application is made. The report emphasized the need for continuity of development between the ages of three and eight. The upper limit for preschool classes should be 25, with smaller groups recommended for the younger children. The principle of parent involvement in equipping and maintaining preschool facilities should be evoked. Priority in setting up the system should be given the top age group of the 3-8 span. The School Medical Officer should assess any handicap which might affect a child's learning ability. Architects should consult educational specialists before planning future preschools. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Class Size, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Medical Evaluation, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, School Buildings, School Organization, Special Education, Teacher Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Australia (Tasmania)