ERIC Number: ED331608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-18
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing To Help the Young Child Learn and Grow: Training ECCE Personnel. UNESCO-UNICEF Co-operative Programme Digest No. 5.
The training of preschool facilitators is considered in the context of the new emphases on preschool education in developing countries. The term "facilitator" refers to anyone who contributes to a young child's learning in any situation. Components of the contextual framework include: (1) emerging concepts of early childhood education; (2) the learning environment; (3) preschool and home; and (4) basic considerations in personnel training. Discussion focuses on general design issues and frameworks, rather than a specific model. Special emphasis is given to the training of facilitators concerned with the educational development of 3- to 6-year-olds. The importance of the home learning environment is a pervasive theme of the text. An introductory chapter is followed by Chapter II, which covers resource frameworks for designing preschool facilitator training, the process of establishing facilitator competency profiles, a theory of teaching, the learning environment, performance analysis, and tasks and competencies. In Chapter III, training modes are discussed in terms of general characteristics, a short course design, and a comprehensive training system. Chapter IV concerns special design issues related to assignments for the trainee facilitator and alternative modes for using theory in training. Chapter V outlines the family's role as a partner in preschool education. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.; United Nations Children's Fund, Bangkok (Thailand).