ERIC Number: ED371850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
On-the-Spot Course: Early Childhood Education in Kenya (July 13-30, 1993). Report.
Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Centre, Haifa (Israel).
This report describes a course on early childhood education methodology and practice that was held at Machakos, Kenya, for 28 Kenyan early childhood teachers, social workers, and teacher educators. In addition to presenting developmental profiles of preschool children, the 12-day course addressed language enrichment activities as precursors to reading, the effects of reading instruction at a very early age, parent teacher cooperation, childhood emotional development, and children with special needs. Instruction was accomplished through lectures, small group activities, hands-on demonstrations, and field trips. The course stressed the need to actively involve children in their own education, adopt programming that meets the children's developmental needs, use educational games, foster experiential learning, and read stories to children. The report discusses the condition of early childhood education in Kenya, the planning and preparation of the course, course content and procedures. Accommodations provided to the instructors are also described. Ten appendixes provide: (1) a list of course participants; (2) the actual course program; (3) correspondence; (4) an evaluation questionnaire; (5) a speech by the chair of the Masaku County Council; (6) the graduation program; (7) the graduation certificate; (8) the original course program; (9) additional correspondence; and (10) a report by the course organizer. (MDM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Descriptions, Courses, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Games, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Play, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Questionnaires, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Centre, Haifa (Israel).
Identifiers - Location: Kenya