Early Childhood Education

Good Practice in Achieving Universal Primary Education

Paperback: £25.00
978-0-85092-806-8

Early Childhood Education

Series Title: Quality UPE Good Practice Series
Publication date: 1 July 2005
Size: 298mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-806-8
Pages: 44

A handbook for education policy-makers and practitioners in Commonwealth countries compiled from a Caribbean Early Childhood Education Conference presented by the Jamaica Teachers Association, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, April 2001, with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London

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Foreword

Introduction
Access to Pre-Primary and Primary School Education in Jamaica
Inclusion
Describing the Challenges, Emphasising the Positive: The Jamaica Teacher Association's Early Childhood Conference - Summarised Presentations

Chapter 1:The Significance of the Early Years
Introduction
Summary of 'The Significance of the Early Years' by Dr Maureen Samms-Vaughan
How the Child's Brain Develops
Implications of the Research for Jamaican Society
Good Practice for Teachers

Chapter 2: Supporting Child Development
Introduction
Summary of 'Supporting Child Development' by Ms Alison Anderson
Transferring Children 'From Risk To Resilience'
Good Practice for Teachers

Chapter 3: The Parent Partnership
Introduction
Summary of 'Parent Partnership', by Grace-Camille Munroe

Chapter 4: School Transition
Introduction
School Transition by Mrs Pauline Ritchie
Achievements of the Transition Project
Good Practice in the Transitions Project
Recommendations

Chapter 5: The Value of Play
Introduction
Summary of The Value of Play' by Mrs Fay Corothers
Why Play is Important
Good Practice for Teachers

Chapter 6: HIV/AIDS and its Effects
Introduction
Summary of 'HIV/AIDS and its Effects' by Dr Michelle Roofe
Some Important Statistics
Good Practice for Teachers

Chapter 7: The Role of the Media in Child Development
Introduction
The Role of the Media in Child Development
The Media's Role in National Development
Good Practice for Teachers and Parents

Early Childhood Teachers Speak

References

Appendices
Appendix A: Highlights of the address of the Hon. Minister Donald Rhodd, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture
Appendix B: Dr Maureen Samms-Vaughan's Address
Appendix C: A Section of Mrs Mary Nichol's Interactive Presentation