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Author Burke-Ramsay, Angela.

Title Early childhood education : good practice in achieving universal primary education / written and edited by Angela Burke-Ramsay and Roli Degazon-Johnson.

Published London : Commonwealth Secretariat, [2005]


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 UniM Store FA  4668    AVAILABLE
Physical description 44 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Notes "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 2004, with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London." --Title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (page 33)
Contents Access to Pre-Primary and Primary School Education in Jamaica 9 -- Inclusion 11 -- Describing the Challenges, Emphasising the Positive: The Jamaica Teacher Association's Early Childhood Conference - Summarised Presentations 11 -- Chapter 1 Significance of the Early Years 13 -- Summary of 'The Significance of the Early Years' / Dr Maureen Samms-Vaughan 13 -- How the Child's Brain Develops 13 -- Implications of the Research for Jamaican Society 14 -- Good Practice for Teachers 15 -- Chapter 2 Supporting Child Development 17 -- Summary of 'Supporting Child Development' / Ms Alison Anderson 17 -- Transferring Children 'From Risk To Resilience' 17 -- Good Practice for Teachers 18 -- Chapter 3 Parent Partnership 19 -- Summary of 'Parent Partnership' / Grace-Camille Munroe 19 -- Chapter 4 School Transition 21 -- School Transition by Mrs Pauline Ritchie 21 -- Achievements of the Transition Project 21 -- Good Practice in the Transitions Project 21 -- Recommendations 22 -- Chapter 5 Value of Play 23 -- Summary of 'The Value of Play' / Mrs Fay Corothers 23 -- Why Play is Important 23 -- Good Practice for Teachers 23 -- Chapter 6 HIV/AIDS and its Effects 25 -- Summary of 'HIV/AIDS and its Effects' / Dr Michelle Roofe 25 -- Some Important Statistics 25 -- Good Practice for Teachers 25 -- Chapter 7 Role of the Media in Child Development 27 -- Role of the Media in Child Development 27 -- Media's Role in National Development 27 -- Good Practice for Teachers and Parents 28 -- Early Childhood Teachers Speak 29 -- Appendix A Highlights of the address of the Hon. Minister Donald Rhodd, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture 33 -- Appendix B Dr Maureen Samms-Vaughan's Address 37 -- Appendix C A Section of Mrs Mary Nichol's Interactive Presentation 41.
Summary This report has been compiled from a Caribbean early childhood education conference presented by Jamaica's teacher association, with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Universal Primary Education is one of the focuses of the Commonwealth Secretariat's education programme for 2003 to 2006.
Other author Degazon-Johnson, Rolande Antoinette.
Caribbean Early Childhood Education Conference.
Jamaica Teachers' Association.
Subject Education, Primary -- Caribbean.
Early childhood education -- Caribbean.
Variant Title Good practice in achieving universal primary education.
ISBN 0850928060