CONTENTS:- Vol.1: History of Elementary Education: I. Elementary education in historical perspective: 1. England. 2. France. 3. Germany. 4. Italy. 5. Russia. 6. United States. II. Preparation of elementary school teachers: 1. England. 2. France. 3. Germany. 4. Italy. 5. Russia. 6. United States. Vol.2: Elements of Teaching in Kindergarten: 1. The kindergarten education: a view. 2. The first action of child. 3. Institution for children's creative activity. 4. First plaything of childhood: the ball. 5. Educating developing child. 6. Child and the play. 7. The fifth stage in teaching. 8. Movement plays for children. Vol.3: Curriculum Planning for Elementary Education: 1. Elementary curriculum planning: theoretical bases. 2. Curricular proposals. 3. Models of curriculum planning. 4. Aims and objectives of curriculum. 5. Curriculum content. 6. Curriculum evaluation. 7. Recent trends in the elementary curriculum planning.
Elementary education is much debated universal issue, which is given emphasis as a fundamental right of each and every human being. All the nation-states the world over have made statutory provisions to ensure that none could be deprived of elementary education. Many world organisations are playing vital role in advancing the status of elementary education. Despite all these measures a large number of children in different parts of the world are still deprived of basic education. This work in three volumes intends to focus on some vital issues pertaining to the theme. Attempts are made to gather the well researched material, based on the empirical findings of different scholars of repute from various settings. The work focuses on the following themes:- * Elementary education in historicity. * Elements of teaching in kindergarten. * Curriculum planning for elementary education.