ERIC Number: ED211468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The International Symposium on Pre-School Education (Prague, November, 1976).
A symposium on the initial training and further education of preschool education personnel in Europe was arranged in 1976 by the European Information Centre for Further Education of Teachers (Prague, Czechoslovakia). Two main papers were presented, followed by a group discussion by participants on specific problems. The final day of the symposium focused on the preschool education situation in Czechoslovakia. The paper by Professor M. Korinek of Czechoslovakia emphasized the increased amount of information available in the field of preschool education and child development, and compared conceptual characteristics of approaches to preschool education in European countries. He also noted the recent tendency of educational personnel toward obtaining higher education degrees, although many countries are offering secondary school courses designed for preschool personnel. In his paper entitled "The Contemporary Problems of the Training Provided for Preschool Educational Personnel," Professor G. Miarelet of France analyzed the objectives of preschool education and stressed that the training of nursery school teachers should be formulated according to those objectives. Miarelet found that cooperative efforts, such as this symposium, were useful in clarifying problems and solutions. At the conclusion of the conference, a recommendation was made for a followup on specific topics and another was submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization urging support of more symposia and research into education for preschool teachers. (FG)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, International Educational Exchange, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Publication Type: Translations; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
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Note: Translated into English by L. Kollmannova and D. Slaba.