ERIC Number: ED382343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Jones, Elizabeth; Nimmo, John
Emergent curriculum in early childhood education refers to the process of using the spontaneity generated in the daily life of the children and adults in the program, along with teacher planning, to develop the curriculum. This book presents a story about a year in the life of a fictional child care center as a context for the discussion of emergent curriculum in 22 chapters arranged to cover events sequentially throughout the school year. Chapter 1 introduces the fictional child care setting. Chapters 2 through 21 alternately provide staff meeting topics, ideas, and examples of guided discussions; and ideas and discussions of class activities, field trips, and visits to various sites. Chapter 22, "Epilogue: Talking It Over," contains reflections on the activities and learning during the year by staff and students. Contains a section of notes for each chapter and 23 suggestions for further reading. (DR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Thematic Approach
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426 (NAEYC #207).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Emergent Curriculum