ERIC Number: ED313106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Small Awakening. The Work of the Bernard van Leer Foundation: 1965-1986.
Philp, Hugh; Chetley, Andrew
The development of the Bernard van Leer Foundation is recounted. The discussion illustrates general trends by means of selective project reviews and references to theoretical discussions which were prevalent in early childhood education during the period from 1965-1986. Also considered are activities encouraged by the foundation which have contributed to knowledge in the field. An introductory chapter is followed by chapters which focus on: (1) initial efforts of the foundation (1965-68) to support early childhood education projects, including four projects that illustrate the theory of compensation and the practical means of theory application; (2) developments that occurred when the importance of parent and community involvement was recognized (1969-72) and the foundation began to facilitate the development of innovative programs and information dissemination capacities; (3) beginnings (1973-76) of new directions for the 1980s; (4) the tremendous conceptual, project development, and funding growth that occurred (1977-80) when early childhood care was increasingly integrated into project activities; (5) the analysis of past experience (1981-82) and the development of a coherent policy for the 1980s; (6) initial implementation of that policy (1983-86); and (7) efforts to expand (1987-88) the work of the foundation, arguments raised at the time, and program directions for the 1990s. (RH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Compensatory Education, Day Care, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Life Education, Institutional Mission, Institutional Role, Minority Groups, One Parent Family, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Policy Formation, Program Development
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).