ERIC Number: ED214687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Integrated and Early Childhood Education: Preparation for Social Development. Theme A: Relevant Provision for Early Childhood.
This seminar paper explores research bearing on the provision of early childhood education in Zimbabwe. Initially, unresolved problems in the developmental literature are pointed out to support the view that those concerned with intervention in the developmental process can only proceed heuristically by basing their action on theoretical considerations. Subsequently, the findings of studies investigating the effects of early educational interventions are cited. Results are taken as supporting the thesis that cultural influences are relative. Demographic characteristics of the citizens of Zimbabwe are provided as a basis for projections of the future educational needs of the Zimbabwian people. The influence of early learning programs in providing foundations for future development in a rapidly changing, technological context is discussed and the much stronger influence of parents on their child's development is pointed out. In conclusion, research needs are indicated. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Parent Influence, Program Design, Research Needs
Bernard van Leer Foundation, P.O. Box 85905, 2508 CP The Hague, Netherlands (Free of charge).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Hemisphere Seminar (2nd, Salisbury, Zimbabwe, February 24-March 7, 1981). For related documents, see PS 012 556 and PS 012 795-800.