ERIC Number: EJ431699
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Child Development, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Stages, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Theories, Kindergarten, Piagetian Theory, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Centered Education; Descriptive Curriculum Theory; Dewey (John); National Association Educ of Young Children; Prescriptive Curriculum Theory; Tyler (Ralph W); Tylers Model