ERIC Number: ED208941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Preschool Education in Latin America: A Survey Report from the Andean Region. Volume I: Summary Report.
Halpern, Robert; Fisk, David
This report records survey results of preschool education programs serving children ages 3 through 6 and their families in Bolivia, Chile, and Colombia. Programs surveyed were primarily designed to reach the poorest sectors of the population, focused on improving the young child's psychomotor and social development, and utilized various educational intervention techniques in the home or center to provide services. The central objectives of the survey were to describe from a public policy perspective the major preschool education activities in the host countries; to document the nature, objectives, and central variables constituting the "decision rules" governing program implementation; to analyze the implications of these objectives and decision rules; and to formulate testable assertions and/or suggested program guidelines for early education programs in developing countries. Among 10 policy questions stated were: Whom should programs be serving? How can the full range of children's basic needs be met? How should the role of parents be defined? and, what should be the nature and extent of intersectional cooperation in early childhood education? Attachments include a list of variables identified as influential in decision making in early childhood education in Latin America. An annotated bibliography is also provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Community Involvement, Cost Effectiveness, Cross Cultural Studies, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Government Role, International Organizations, Latin Americans, Parent Participation, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia; Chile; Colombia