The organized play of the pre-school child with a group of peers in an educational atmosphere is now recognised as an important element in child development. The Arab states of the Gulf, as indeed most of the emerging countries, place special emphasis on the education of the young generation and are therefore particularly interested in the creation of pre-school education. This book, first published in 1985, highlights the interplay in Kuwait of the traditional Islamic / Arab approach to education with the more Western influenced ideas on the education of the pre-school child.
1. Kuwait Past and Present 2. The Development of Education in Kuwait 3. The Development of Kindergarten Education in Kuwait 4. An Historical View of Pre-School Education in Kuwait and the United Kingdom 5. A Field Study of Aims of Pre-School Education in Kuwait and the United Kingdom 6. A Comparative View of Kuwait Kindergarten and UK Nursery School 7. A Look Into the Future