ERIC Number: ED346945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Working Party on Three Year Training for Kindergarten Teachers.
New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington.
In June, 1985, New Zealand's Minister of Education established a working party to examine 3-year training for kindergarten teachers. The working party was asked to: (1) make recommendations to the Minister of Education on a 3-year course of initial training for kindergarten teachers; (2) review the training provisions for kindergarten teachers; (3) make recommendations on the form of 3-year training; (4) offer advice on requirements for certification and registration; and (5) make recommendations on any other relevant matters. The working party interpreted "a 3-year course of initial training" to mean a 3-year course of preservice training. The term "early childhood teacher" was interpreted to mean a kindergarten teacher or a child care worker. The report follows a description of the situation at the time with discussions of: (1) disadvantages of 2-year training programs; (2) advantages of 3-year training; (3) additional factors that support the extension of training; (4) a proposed 3-year program in early childhood education; (5) certification and registration; (6) implementation of training; (7) related concerns; and (8) recommendations. Appendices provide related materials, such as proposed induction schemes for beginning and first-year kindergarten teachers, teacher evaluation guidelines, and a teacher evaluation checklist. (RH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Implementation
Government Printing Office, Private Bag, Wellington, New Zealand ($9.50, New Zealand funds).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand