ERIC Number: ED318579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Learning Environments of Early Childhood in Asia: Research Perspectives and Changing Programmes.
United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.; International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Highlights of a workshop (held in Bangkok, December 1986) on research perspectives and prospects concerning the learning environment of early childhood are discussed. Researchers and early childhood educators from seven Asian and Pacific nations and resource persons from four continents attended. Participants were asked to explore the home and community environment of preschool children in disadvantaged areas. Participants were to consider implications of the outcomes of their deliberations for the design of home- and institution-based programs in preschool and early primary school education. An introduction in Chapter One is followed by Chapter Two's report on common themes and findings of research reviews and background papers prepared for the workshop. Topics include: (1) community attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions; (2) parental self-image; (3) language stimulation; (4) emotional responsiveness of caregivers; (5) opportunities for exploratory play and appropriate play materials; and (6) behavioral restrictions and types of discipline. Strengths in the children's environments are listed. Chapter Three outlines theoretical frameworks for research. Chapter Four offers conclusions and discusses implications for research and programs. Three appendices provide research outlines, a program design outline, and a list of participants. (RH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.; International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Nepal; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Thailand