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ERIC Number: ED214663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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The Enabler Model of Early Childhood Training and Program Development.
Holt, Bess-Gene
The Enabler Model (EM), a non-prescriptive approach to help communities implement their early childhood programs, is described in this paper. The model is based on the positive educational value of human individuality, the life-long ability of all humans to learn and develop, and the power of human sociability in determining the content, extent, and quality of learning. The fundamental condition of the EM is the matching of a community ready to work hard for change in its program with a qualified Enabler consultant. Four stages have been identified in the development of the EM: establishment and assessment of local needs, providing technical assistance to community members, consultation, and termination of service. Each stage has a central, focal process, and requires somewhat different emphases, rules, and functions of the Enabler consultant. The stages are also related to time, happen in sequence, and build one upon another. Issues and cautions of the Enabling process, and outcomes of the EM model and its applicability are discussed. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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