ERIC Number: ED413048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-School Education Legislation: Curriculum Guidelines for Pre-School Education Ruling No. 5220/97.
Ministry of Education, Lisbon (Portugal).
This pamphlet discusses new curriculum guidelines, as approved under Ruling number 5220/97, for preschool education in Portugal. The law defines preschool as a first step in basic education that complements the education provided by the family, and recommends that schools work in collaboration with parents to foster the training and balanced development of the child. The guidelines explained here are intended to contribute to an improvement in the quality of preschool education in Portugal. This document begins by examining the general principles and pedagogical aims as set out in the Pre-school Education Law. Aims include: (1) to promote the child's personal and social development based on experiences of democratic life within a perspective of education for citizenship; and (2) to foster the child's integration into different social groups, teaching respect for different cultures and encouraging a growing awareness of his or her role as a member of society. The document next discusses the grounds and organization of curriculum guidelines, including stipulations for the inclusiveness of preschools, the role of early education in establishing long-term learning, and the link between expression and communication and a knowledge of the world. Finally, the document discusses the general guidelines for the preschool teacher. The guidelines describe the linked teacher roles of observing, planning, acting, assessing, communicating, and articulating. (JPB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Lisbon (Portugal).
Identifiers - Location: Portugal