ERIC Number: ED214625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated and Early Childhood Education: Preparation for Social Development. Summary Report and Conclusions, Eastern Hemisphere Seminar (2nd, Salisbury, Zimbabwe, February 24-March 7, 1981).
Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Participants in the Second Eastern Hemisphere Seminar (held at Salisbury, Zimbabwe in 1981) discussed topics related to the theme of integrated and early childhood education. The seminar was organized into plenary and small group discussions centered on four sub-topics of the broad theme: (1) Early Childhood Education: The Community Dimension; (2) Integrated Education: Key to Social Development; (3) A Different School: Preparing the Teacher for New Roles; and (4) Planning and Evaluating Alternatives. The primary purpose of the seminar was to bring together people from Bernard van Leer Foundation projects in Africa and Australasia, and selected representatives of projects elsewhere, so that they could examine their common achievements and problems and share their experiences with others. The seminar was viewed as an occasion for many of the interventions supported by the Foundation to be examined in terms of their general social accountability and their capability for wider dissemination. In addition to a summary report of the topics discussed, the document includes conclusions reached by the seminar participants, a list of participants and observers, and the President of Zimbabwe's opening address, in which he emphasizes the need to set up kindergarten centers in the rural areas of Zimbabwe. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Community Development, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Social Change, Teacher Education, Teacher Role
Bernard van Leer Foundation, P.O. Box 85905, 2508 CP The Hague, Netherlands (Free of charge).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; Zimbabwe