ERIC Number: ED161560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Children Are the Revolution: Day Care in Cuba.
This book discusses the educational philosophy, accessibility, administration, staffing and other related aspects of day care services in Cuba. Chapter I identifies three long-term goals which form the philosophical basis of early childhood programs in Cuba: the liberation of Cuban women from the exploitation and chauvinism of the past; the creation of the modern Cuban male (humanistic, altruistic, socially concious); and the consequent economic and social benefits day care offers the community at large (including nutrition, health care, compensatory education, and community and family education). Chapter II focuses on the use of paraprofessional personnel (particularly uneducated teenagers and older housewives) in day care centers. Chapter III describes the origin and evolution of post revolutionary early childhood education. The organization, geographical environment, and curriculum of various types of day care and other early childhood programs are also discussed. Chapter IV describes nutrition and health care facilities for young children and Chapter V analyzes the relationship of the family and the community with the school system. (CM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Child Caregivers, Community Involvement, Day Care, Differentiated Staffs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Health Facilities, Nutrition, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Scheduling, Social Change
Penguin Books, 625 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022 (Paper, $2.95)
Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: Social Science Research Council, New York, NY.; Yale Univ., New Haven, CT.; American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.
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