ERIC Number: ED365439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-30
Collaboration for Educare Development: The Participation of Government and NGO's in a Future Early Childhood Educare System in South Africa.
This paper outlines a plan for the use of the expertise, knowledge, and resources of the many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide preschool and day care services (educare) in South Africa to foster cooperation and collaboration in a time of rapid political change. The paper notes that because of a lack of governmental support for educare, NGOs have attempted to meet the needs of young children and their families through innovative preschool and day care programs and strategies. After listing the inadequacies of the present government's educare policies, the paper discusses the activities and future role of the 23 major NGOs that provide comprehensive preschool education and day care. The formation of an NGO network is advocated, and some of the factors likely to facilitate and inhibit such collaboration are examined. Finally, the future relationship between a fully democratic South African government and NGOs is explored. An appendix lists the 23 major educare NGOs by region. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Grassroots Educare Trust, Gatesville (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa