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Khan, Mohammad Afzal – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article analyses the status of early childhood education in Pakistan. The education systems in place in Pakistan are mainly framed within a didactic approach to teaching and learning, which addresses certain areas of education but does not teach the child as a whole. Domains of children's holistic development such as social, ethical,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Public Schools
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Ahmad, Mumtaz – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
The World Conference on Education for All (1990) stated that learning begins at birth. The Dakar Framework for Action (2000) included the expansion and improvement of early childhood care and education as the first of six global goals. A number of countries have launched a variety of efforts to meet their global commitment to the development of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Child Care, Educational Assessment
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Hunzai, Zohra Nisar – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2006
Despite the enormous demand for early childhood education care and education, it remains a privilege for young children in most of the world's nine high population countries, known as the E-9 group (Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Pakistan), according to a report published by UNESCO (2003). The World…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Child Development, Investment
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Juma, Audrey – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
This article focuses on an early childhood programme that has been initiated by the Institute for Educational Development at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. The programme is a Certificate in Education and involves training teachers so as to enable them to understand early childhood education and development, and to become effective…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Preschool Education, Program Content, Integrated Curriculum