ERIC Number: ED342490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Mobile Pre-School Units in New Zealand. Volume I.
Kennedy, Shelley; And Others
Mobile preschool units were developed in New Zealand in the 1970s in response to concerns about adequate provision of early childhood education in isolated areas. There are currently nine such units operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. Each unit is comprised of two kindergarten teachers who travel with equipment to several communities each week. A study undertaken in 1988 obtained data for evaluating the effectiveness of the mobile units. Data for each unit were gathered by means of observations of teachers, children, and parents; teacher interviews; and parent questionnaires. Formal results of this study are presented in this volume. Results discussed include: (1) the work-related views and experiences of teachers; (2) the nature of the interactions between teachers and children, and teachers and parents; (3) the views of parents and parents' committees on mobile preschool units; and (4) an administrative perspective on mobile preschool units. Appendixes include a list of the members of the advisory committee and background information on the preschool teachers. A total of 27 references are listed. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand