ERIC Number: ED416995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Early Intervention: Examples of Practice. Averroes Programmes for Children - An Experience to be Shared. Action Research in Family and Early Childhood Series. UNESCO Education Section Monograph No. 8.
Cordus, Joyce; van Oudenhoven, Nico
Since 1995, UNESCO and the Averroes Foundation have collaborated to develop early childhood education programs. This report describes Averroes intervention programs currently used in the Netherlands with young at-risk children. Following a Foreword which describes various UNESCO early childhood activities, the report is divided into six parts. Part 1 provides background on early intervention program development in the Netherlands. Part 2 describes how intermediary agencies can connect effectively with researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and families. Part 3 describes the Averroes programs: (1) "Instapje," to improve the quality of caregiver-child interactions; (2) "Klimrek," a home-visit program to stimulate verbal interaction between parents and children; (3) "Spel ann Huis," a home-based program to stimulate play development in 1- to 4-year-olds; (4) "Opstapje," to facilitate transitions from home to elementary school for disadvantaged 2- to 4-year-olds; (5) "Opstap Opnieuw," a home-based extra-curriculum for disadvantaged 4- to 6-year-old children and their parents; (6) "Overstap," focusing on collaboration between school, parents, and children during the process of learning to read; (7) "Stap door," a continuation of the Overstap program for second and fifth graders; (8) "Stap rond," a parent education program for caregivers of children from birth to 6 years of age; and (9) "Kaleidoscoop," the Dutch version of the American High/Scope program. Part 4 discusses the limited value in using educational models as the basis for program development and presents key principles for developing intervention programs. Part 5 concerns lessons Averroes has learned in disseminating programs to large numbers. Part 6 discusses the relationship between home-based and center-based intervention strategies. (KB)
Descriptors: Action Research, At Risk Persons, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Children, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Foreign Countries, Home Programs, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parenting Skills, Play, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Reading, Transitional Programs
Early Childhood and Family Education Unit, ED/BAS/ECF, UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75352, Paris 07 SP, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Early Childhood and Family Education Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands