ERIC Number: ED207684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum for Early Childhood Education: A Report of a Workshop Held at the Kenya Institute of Education (July 16 to August 3, 1979). Volume 1.
German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany).
A workshop on "Curriculum for Early Childhood Education," held in the summer of 1979 at the Kenya Institute of Education, aimed to familiarize participants with the problems facing early childhood education in Africa. Specific workshop objectives were (1) to familiarize participants with the psychological, social, political, and economic factors influencing the young African child; (2) to enable participants to apply educational implications inferred from the first objective; and (3) to inculcate necessary skills for designing curriculum for early childhood education in Africa. This document, one of two volumes of the workshop proceedings, includes foundation papers, country profiles, working group reports, opening session addresses, and an evaluation of the workshop. Topics of foundation papers include specific African aspects of developmental tasks facing young children, sociocultural environments, traditional forms of early childhood education, teacher training, political and economic realities, and evaluation. Representatives from various countries reported on teacher training, early childhood education, and trends in curriculum development within their respective countries. Working group reports focused on developing language skills, developing scientific, computational, and manipulative skills, and catering for children with special needs. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Computation, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Developmental Tasks, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Language Skills, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Science Instruction, Socialization, Special Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Africa