The “Mosaic” Approach, a Working Alternative in the Public Preschool Institutions in Kosovo

Rozafa Ferizi Shala


The preschool education in Kosovo based on International Standard Classification of Education (UNESKO) presents its level 0. It is organised in Public, Private Preschool Institutions, Community based centres and for the children of age 5-6 preparatory classes are offered within primary schools. The “Mosaic” programme is one of the programs that started to be implemented in several preschool institutions, initiated by Save the Children organisation. The way the program is implemented, the effects of its implementation and continuity of program extension after the termination of the project are some of the focuses of this research. The research is qualitative and one of the public institutions where the Mosaic model is implemented has been selected randomly. Data collection is organised in three levels, including: semi structured interview with the Preschool Institution administrator, semi structured interview with the educators implementing the program and direct observation of the work in the institution. Data extracted from the research state the unsustainability of the program after the termination of the project and the difficulties of its full implementation. Constituting elements of this program are evident in the day to day practice in the Institution, such as: usage of observation forms and some of the programme activities. The conclusions achieved and recommendations made based on the study performed shall serve as a good opportunity to increase the lifespan of the programmes, based on their efficiency and usability even after the projects are over.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s1p30

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