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Publication Date: 2000
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Investing in Our Future: The Early Years. First Singapore Conference on Preschool Education: Promoting Quality Care and Education for Preschoolers (Singapore, December 2-3, 1998).
Tan-Niam, Carolyn, Ed.; Ling, Quah May, Ed.
Informed by current thinking and supported by data gathered in Singapore, this volume compiles a selection of papers presented at the First Singapore Conference on Preschool Education: Promoting Quality Care and Education for Preschoolers. The papers are: (1) "Introduction: Issues in Quality Provision for Preschool Care and Education" (Carolyn Tan-Niam and Quah May Ling); (2) "Multiple Perspectives on the Quality of Programs for Young Children" (Lilian G. Katz); (3) "Using the Environmental Rating Scales as a Catalyst for Change" (Thelma Harms); (4) "Using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale in Singapore" (Celina Kwan); (5) "Preschool Quality and Staff Characteristics in Singapore" (Suhaila Retas and Celina Kwan); (6) "Characteristics of Preschool Environments and Teacher Effectiveness in Selected Child Care Centres" (Melinda W. Y. Fan-Eng and Pamela Sharpe); (7) "Early Childhood Services and the 'Wealth' of Nations: From a Precious Past to a Pre-Eminent Future" (Alan Hayes); (8) "Features of Preschool Education in Singapore" (Pamela Sharpe); (9) "Describing Early Childhood and Preschool Programmes: A Model Based on the Focus of the Programme and the Role of the Teacher" (Dennis Rose and Christine Clarke); (10) "Facilitating Fantasy Play in the Early Years" (Carolyn Tan-Niam); (11) "Promoting Resilience in Children" (Seng Seok Hoon); (12) "Enhancing Scientific Concepts and Inquiry Skills in Preschoolers" (Eunice Tay Lai Keong and Marilyn Quah May Ling); (13) "Children as Thinkers: The Development of Understanding Other Minds" (Carolyn Tan-Niam); (14) "A Bright Start for the Early Years" (Seng Seok Hoon); (15) "Infusing Thinking into the Preschool Curriculum" (Agnes Chang Shook Cheong); (16) "Promoting Quality Care and Education for Preschoolers with Disabilities in Mainstream Settings: The TEACH ME Services" (Diana M. Nomanbhoy, Levan Lim, and Rajiv Vasudev); (17) "Three Service Delivery Models in Early Childhood Special Education" (Sang-Seok Nam and Levan Lim); (18) "The Impact of Family Service Childcare Provision on Children from Low Income and Dysfunctional Families: A Study of Outcome Variables for Some Children in Singapore" (Pamela Sharpe); (19) "Aspects of Adjustment to Primary School--Some Guidelines for Teachers and Parents" (Pamela Sharpe and Linda Gan); (20) "The Effects of Two Parent Training Programmes on Children's Preparedness for School and Levels of Parental Support Following School Entry" (Christine Clarke); and (21) "A Parents-Completed, Computer-Based Screening Questionnaire for Young Children's Development" (Sang-Seok Nam). Each chapter contains references. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Conference Proceedings, Day Care, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Models, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship
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