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ERIC Number: ED429675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-20
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Toronto's First U.S.-Canadian ECE Conference-1891.
Hewes, Dorothy W.
Early childhood professional organizations in Canada and the United States have evolved since leaders of the Kindergarten Department of the National Educational Association (NEA) met in Toronto in 1891. This meeting led to the creation of the International Kindergarten Union (IKU), now known as the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). From the ACEI developed the National Association for Nursery Education, a precursor to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In 1892, the organizational goals of the IKU were presented to: (1) gather and disseminate knowledge of the kindergarten movement throughout the world; (2) bring into active cooperation all kindergarten interests; (3) promote the establishment of kindergartens, and (4) elevate the standard of professional training for the kindergartner. Leading the organization were three married professional couples: Eudora and William N. Hailmann, Maria Kraus-Boelte and John Kraus, and Adaline and John Hughes. Their involvement created a female-based department in the practically all male NEA, and they promoted the Froebelian theory of early childhood education. (Includes 19 references.) (LBT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada