ERIC Number: ED344690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Needs and Early Stimulation. A Report of a Workshop for Early Childhood Education Trainers (Harare, Zimbabwe, July 29--August 9, 1991).
Regional Training and Resource Centre, Nairobi (Kenya).
The Regional Training and Resource Centre (RTRC) is a 5-year program that began in 1989. A consultative group to the program consists of members from the countries of Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Zambia, Lesotho, Mozambique, and Kenya. The functions of the RTRC are to: (1) disseminate information concerning projects supported by the Bernard van Leer Foundation; (2) identify local educational training needs; (3) build the capacity of trainers; (4) develop advocacy skills; (5) develop curricula in early childhood development; and (6) provide advisory services. This document reports on the first of a series of RTRC workshops on the training of trainers of young children, which was held in Harare, Zimbabwe. The bulk of the report summarizes the topics discussed, which were: (1) needs of young children; (2) children with special needs; (3) identification of children's talents; (4) early stimulation, preschool curriculum, toys, and learning materials; (5) training for children's needs; (6) the environment of the African child; (7) community involvement and parental education; and (8) assessing and planning for children's needs. Appended materials include a list of workshop participants and the workshop schedule. (BC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Authoring Institution: Regional Training and Resource Centre, Nairobi (Kenya).
Identifiers: Africa; Bernard van Leer Foundation (Netherlands); Regional Training and Resource Center (Kenya)