Ashby, Penny; Evans, Hyacinth L.; Thorburn, Marigold J.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Institute of Education
Pre-primary to primary transitions pilot project
Caribbean Journal of Education
Date of Publication
This pilot project was initiated in 2002 as part of UNICEF's support for Jamaica's Basic Education and Early Childhood Education and Development Programme (BEECD). The overall aim of the BEECD programme is to support those goals of the Government of Jamaica's five-year education plan that seek to improve the quality of basic education, particularly for poor children from birth to 12 years. The Transitions Pilot Project was designed to address the needs of young children who attend basic schools, and to facilitate their transition from pre-primary to primary-level schools. The Project is designed to improve the readiness of children entering grade 1 and to ensure the developmental appropriateness of teaching methodologies and learning environments from basic school through grades 1 and 2. This research, conducted in the summer of 2004, is an assessment of the project after two weeks.....