ERIC Number: ED211186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
On-the-Spot Course on Early Childhood Education in Singapore (December 6-19, 1980). A Report.
Jasik, Lynne Sperber; Lipsky, Rachel
The implementation of a 10-day Israeli-designed comprehensive pre-elementary education training course for untrained teachers in Singapore is described in this report. The course was designed (1) to provide untrained teachers with experience in setting up an educational environment, (2) to provide trained teachers with the opportunity to share skills, ideas, and materials, and to create a pedagogical center, and (3) to offer trained teachers the opportunity to train the untrained teachers. In addition to a general overview of early childhood education, topics discussed in the workshops include children's learning processes, the teacher's role, the curriculum and curriculum development, content and teaching techniques, creative expression, organizing the physical environment, managing group processes, and working with parents and the community. The orientation period experienced by the Israeli trainers is described, the day by day course schedule is presented, and other descriptive materials related to the implementation and evaluation of the training workshops are provided. A list of participants and a course evaluation form are appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Israel Association for International Cooperation, Jerusalem.
Authoring Institution: Mount Carmel International Training Centre for Community Development, Haifa (Israel).
Identifiers: Israel; Singapore
Note: Also sponsored by the Swedish-Haifa Committee. Prepared in cooperation with the Singapore Council on Social Services.