|Titel||Malaysia : stronger teachers, stronger children, stronger parents and stronger communities|
|Tijdschrift||Early Childhood Matters|
|Organisatie||Bernard van Leer Foundation|
|Onderwerp||Education, Science and Technology|
|Trefwoorden||education, children, rural development|
|Samenvatting||The author is Project Director of Persatuan Guru Tadika (PGT – Association of Kindergarten Teachers) in Malaysia. In this article, he reflects on the rationale for the organisation’s ‘Growing up stronger’ rural preschool project, discussing some of its key ideas and the challenges and concerns that stimulated them. PGT has been working|
to develop a network of preschools for the children of the Tamil Indian workers on the rubber and palm oil plantations of Malaysia since 1988. Most of these plantations are remote from the big cities and, before PGT became involved, the workers had little contact with the outside world and therefore lacked information and news; had limited access to services; and had few facilities with which to support the healthy and holistic development of their children.
|Rechten||© 2003 Bernard van Leer Foundation|