Comparative analysis of programs for pre-school еducators in Еurope

  • Kiril Barbareev
  • Alma Tasevska

Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to make an analysis and comparison of programs for theeducation of staff for pre-school education in some European countries (Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia,Slovenia, and the Netherlands) and to indicate whether there is a compliance between programs andopportunities for vertical and horizontal mobility of students and teaching staff. The descriptive-explicativemethod is applied in order to describe and explain the current situation in the development of study programs,and the method of theoretical analysis in order to carry out a detailed content analysis of the curricula ofindividual institutions for educating staff for the system of preschool education.The results showed that Pedagogical faculties in Macedonia preparing educational staff do not fully meet thedemands of the modern system of education and they show the following characteristics: (non) compliance ofprograms, disconnection and lack of coordination among institutions in Europe; education of educational staffis based on traditional pedagogical practice; there is a very weak link in the mobility of students and academicstaff.What can be observed in all study programs in Macedonia is a formal change: the study programsare the same ones that were realized in the past, only now they are divided by semesters, they are assigned"credits" (for the most part these credits are greatly mathematical combinations, instead of essentially derivingfrom student workload) and their names are partially changed.
Published
Jun 8, 2016
How to Cite
BARBAREEV, Kiril; TASEVSKA, Alma. Comparative analysis of programs for pre-school еducators in Еurope. Faculty of Educational Sciences, [S.l.], p. pp. 196-202, june 2016. ISSN 1857- 8810. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/AMC/article/view/1438>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2017.