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ERIC Number: ED309861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Curriculum Decision Making in Australian Early Childhood Settings: Do Early Childhood Teachers Really Plan from a Theoretical Basis?
Clyde, Margaret
A preliminary study assessed the efficacy of pre-service and in-service early childhood education programs centered on a policy of combining philosophy, theory, and program practice. Questions were designed to: (1) provide data to be used to determine whether early childhood teachers used an understanding of curriculum philosophy and theory as a basis for program planning; (2) generate information related to the topic of program planning; and (3) permit the development of an instrument that could be used throughout the early childhood field as a basis for gathering data for the purpose of enhancing university in-service and pre-service curriculum planning courses. Results of the pilot study supported the notion that some early childhood educators use an understanding of curriculum philosophy and theory as a basis for program planning. Whether this knowledge is related to participants' pre-service or in-service education, or a combination of the two, remains unclear. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia