LET’S PLAY TOGETHER!
Ideas for youth clubs
The games we offer in this book are provisionally allocated in several sections:
А. Games for acquaintance;
B. Games for provoking mutual interest, self-knowledge and positive self-assessment;
C. Games for partnership;
D. Games with winners;
E. Games for introducing into a topic.
Practically there are no limits to when, where or for what purpose the games can be used. They could be peculiar instruments for leading groups in the club or at school. They can be played indoors or outdoors – in the street, in the forest, on the beach, or elsewhere. They can be used to ease communication in the group, to better get to know their members, to improve their partnership skills. They can serve for introducing the group into a specific topic or training, to relax after strenuous work, or as a short pause in the learning process.
MONITORIBNG AND EVALUATION OF TEXTBOOKS IN BULGARIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE FOR FIRST GRADE
The article presents results from the evaluation of sets of books in Bulgarian language and literature for first grade approved by the Ministry of Education. Assessment has taken place within the project „First-grade textbooks – monitoring and evaluation in real conditions”, implemented by the Education Inspectorate – Varna and “Co-participation” association.
THE NON-PERFORMED GROWING UP
or about the parents having difficulties, the kindergarten and the child between them
An attempt was made in the present publication, to analyze some laws and regulations referring to the regulation of the activities in the Bulgarian kindergarten, as well as the condition of the educational practice itself, implemented in the pre-school institutions.
Answers of the following questions are looked for: To what extent the kindergarten is a place for standing up and practicing the children's rights and for forming the future citizens' character? How does it guarantee the parents' / legal guardians' rights to bear a prime liability for bringing up and development of their children? Is the amendment of the enactments quick and does it adequately represent the changes in the aims and policies in connection with children's right protection? Do the local authorities conform with the enactments and how do they protect the interests of their citizens? Do parents have the necessary civil and pedagogic competence in order to participate as equal partners in the kindergarten life?
INTERACTIVE MODELS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE
The management sets main reference points and offers practical models for designing an interactive education directed to development of the small pupils' personal and social skills.
TRAINING MODELS FOR DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
The purpose of the methodical guidelines is to present some ideas for carrying out an interactive training with young people (13 – 18 years old) regarding drug abuse problems.
The described training models are addressed to those presenters (teachers) who are ready to give up on the traditional role of lecturers and are able to achieve partnership relations in the educational process.