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ERIC Number: ED411938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of ECCE Provision in Trinidad and Tobago.
Logie, Carol
This study examined the provision of early childhood care and education (ECCE) in Trinidad and Tobago, focusing on the educational environment and demographic factors within ECCE. A representative national sample of 2,370 children, 175 teachers, and 883 parents from 79 public and private centers across the country completed questionnaires or interviews. The study found that although most teachers had completed secondary education and had been teaching for more than 5 years, many earned less than the minimum wage. It was also found that the delivery of ECCE was negatively affected by the lack of teacher training and the refusal of teachers to use non-traditional methods. Many programs: were highly academically oriented, often at a developmental level above that of the children; limited the use of concrete materials; and limited children's opportunities to socialize. The study concluded that to improve the provision of ECCE in Trinidad and Tobago, policies need to be adopted that focus on upgrading the skills of ECCE staff, upgrading teacher salaries, providing inservice training facilitators, and improve the existing ECCE teacher training programs. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Trinidad and Tobago