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ERIC Number: ED162732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Leadership for Integrated Early Childhood Programs in Israel.
Rosenthal, Miriam K.
This report presents the rationale, scope, and implementation of an innovative early childhood education leadership training program in Israel designed to improve child care services in development towns and among the disadvantaged. The program aim is to focus attention on the importance of replacing the prevailing custodial care with integrated services and programs which address both educational and social concerns. University graduates from a variety of educational and experiential backgrounds were selected for an additional year of university level classwork and supervised field work in the basic areas of child development, parents and family life, the training of paraprofessionals, and community resources. The goal of the program's curriculum is to train a person who is sensitive to individual and group needs (to children, parents, staff and other community agents); who knows how to assess these needs and to make, implement and evaluate plans to meet them; and who can develop professionally in the process. Most graduates of the program are involved in establishing a variety of innovative and experimental child care programs. The university program is described in terms of curriculum and goals and the impact of the program is informally assessed. Implementation problems are indicated and briefly discussed. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel