ERIC Number: ED421221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
An Innovation in Morocco's Koranic Pre-Schools. Working Papers in Early Childhood Development, No. 23.
This working paper describes the ATFALE project to introduce pedagogical innovation into Moroccan preschools. Following a review of the history of the traditional Muslim Kuttab school for preschool and early elementary school children, the paper discusses the educational reform goals of the ATFALE project. Specifically, the project plans to develop a child-centered concept of preschool education, support new approaches to retraining of teachers, develop methods to make teachers more sensitive to the need for parental involvement in the schools, develop a training methodology that allows teachers to integrate innovative and adequate educational practices, and to stimulate and create more dynamic training facilities. The paper then considers plans for the operational framework and cooperation of the ATFALE and Koranic Preschool Group, the strategy for introducing innovation into Koranic preschools, the evolution of the action-research, and the impact of the project on pedagogical activities and at institutional and administrative levels to date. (JPB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: Morocco