ERIC Number: ED093466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Early Education Programs and Aboriginal Families in Victoria.
Scott, Phyllis M.; Darbyshire, Margaret
This report summarizes some of the thinking, data, problems and other factors affecting the field work of a 4-year study of preschool programs with aboriginal families in Victoria. The project aims included: (1) establishing positive communication with part-aboriginal families in Victoria, in order to understand what planned educational contributions might appropriately be made to families with young children; (2) developing tentative preschool programs which, while allowing such communication, would provide some immediate educational support and create bases for developing future work; (3) defining issues needing consideration in educational work with part-aboriginal adults and children, and trying to develop a frame of reference which would help resolve some of the current controversy surrounding experimental preschool programs; and (4) obtaining descriptive information relevant to these issues in education and psychological research. In addition, the emphasis of this report is a descriptive analysis of some current problems affecting progress with field work, such as: clarifying purposes and bases for action, selection and review of tests, teaching programs and field work problems, followup studies, and establishing guidelines for future action. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia).; Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: Australia