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ERIC Number: EJ772739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0966-9760
Early Years Education in Pakistan: Trends, Issues and Strategies
Hunzai, Zohra Nisar
International Journal of Early Years Education, v15 n3 p297-309 Oct 2007
This paper outlines the programme of provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) which is currently urgently needed to support the development of children from birth to eight years in Pakistan. It begins by emphasizing the global recognition of the importance of such provision, before describing the recent history of ECEC in Pakistan, and the current situation. A case study from the pre-primary ("katchi") class in a typical government school is used to illustrate the urgent need for initiatives and action to implement both Education for All (EFA) commitments and government policy for ECEC. Impediments to the implementation of the policy, including financial, structural, organizational and cultural barriers are identified, and recommendations are made for overcoming these obstacles. From a human capital perspective, it is argued that an ECEC programme will benefit the country and its economy, as well as the individual children who will be enabled to become active and effective contributors to society. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan