ERIC Number: ED251169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
New Forms of Pre-School Education. Final Report of a Study Group Meeting (New Delhi, 25-30 April 1983).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
As part of its program for 1981-83, Unesco convened a study group meeting on new forms of early childhood education. Participants from Afghanistan, China, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, as well as observers from India, UNICEF, and UNHCR, met to share experiences regarding programs for children from disadvantaged environments and to consider alternative and new forms of preschool education for such children. Chapter One of this document reviews programs, specifically discussing delivery structures; criteria for reviewing national programs; and center, school, and home-based programs. Chapter Two explores general and specific categories of needs and competencies of children from disadvantaged environments, describing children's total development and preparation for school. The chapter further elaborates the characteristics of disadvantaged families. Chapter Three deals with the problems of reaching children from disadvantaged environments on a mass scale. Criteria for new preschool education models and alternative models of preschool education (namely, child, school, and home-based models) are also discussed. It is recognized that successful implementation of a design requires the establishment of a suitable management system. Appendices provide the text of the inaugural address, the study group meeting agenda, and a list of participants and observers. (AS)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Developing Nations, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Characteristics, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Home Programs, Intervention, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Poverty, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Development, Regional Planning
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.