ERIC Number: ED188759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Some Dark Corners in the Early Childhood Curriculum.
This address explores facets of curricula for preschool children in an attempt to raise issues relevant to curriculum planning. Goals and assumptions of theoretical frameworks for curriculum development are discussed and culminate in the statement of a "Distance from Self" criterion which can be applied to deciding the appropriateness of an activity in any curriculum area. A "Personal Ecology" curriculum emphasizing the child's initiative in interaction with the phenomena that make up the child's own world is described. Spatial relations are viewed as basic and central experiences which should be included in the preschool curriculum. The importance of science, nature study and learning in context is stressed. Closing remarks focus on curiosity and creativity in preschool children. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Association for the Education of Young Children (Milwaukee, WI, April 17-19, 1980).