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ERIC Number: EJ431699
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
Alternative Perspectives on Early Childhood Education.
Kessler, Shirley A.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v6 n2 p183-97 Jun 1991
Examines developmentally appropriate versus inappropriate practices in terms of curriculum studies. Discusses problems with the justification of child-centered practices based on developmental theory; philosophical, historical, and political dimensions of a curriculum based on appropriate practices; and an alternative model based on early childhood education as a means of schooling for democracy. (Author/GR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Child Centered Education; Descriptive Curriculum Theory; Dewey (John); National Association Educ of Young Children; Prescriptive Curriculum Theory; Tyler (Ralph W); Tylers Model