ERIC Number: ED437177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Accounting Early for Life Long Learning: The AcE Project.
University Coll. Worcester (England). Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education.
Building upon the work of the Effective Early Learning (EEL) Project in raising the quality of early learning for young children in the United Kingdom, the 3-year Accounting Early for Life Long Learning Project (AcE Project) focuses on enhancing in 3- to 6-year-olds those attitudes and dispositions that are important to life-long learning. This report presents the rationale for the project, and describes its conceptual framework and methodology. The three key research components of the project are to: (1) define the early characteristics of life long learners, focusing on "Advancement Attributes," attitudes, dispositions, and inclinations; (2) design assessment instruments to measure these characteristics; and (3) develop practice to support them. The conceptual focus is on child outcome domains such as academic achievement, dispositions to learn, respect for self and others, well-being, and on adult outcome domains such as sensitivity, stimulation, and autonomy. A variety of methods will be used in the study, including consultation and literature review, multiple case studies, measurement scale development, and action research. Phase 1 of the project will entail the description and design of key concepts and instruments, and will include in-depth case studies of 20 children from 10 early childhood settings. Phase 2 will involve development and evaluation of concepts and instruments in action research conducted in 30 early childhood settings. Phase 3 will include dissemination and analysis of the materials and knowledge base, and development of a national training and professional development program. (Contains 40 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Childhood Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Innovation, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Preschool Children, Program Descriptions, Self Motivation, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation
Fiona Ramsden, Centre for Research in Early Childhood, University College Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ, England, United Kingdom; Tel: 01905-855068; Fax: 01905-855068; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University Coll. Worcester (England). Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)