ERIC Number: ED450896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Early Years Education Resource Guide. Early Education Support Series.
Dunlop, Aline-Wendy, Comp.
The aim of this resource guide is to provide practitioners in preschool settings with information to help them plan, implement, augment with resources, and review practice based on the "Curriculum Framework for Children in Their Pre-School Year" issued by the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department. The guide presents a selection of materials to inform adult practice and a selection of children's books and stories. The guide's introduction provides a matrix delineating key features for each item in the guide. Section 1 of the guide provides resources to inform adult practice in five areas: (1) play, development, and learning; (2) curriculum; (3) observation and assessment; (4) professional roles; and (5) values and principles. Each descriptor offers information about the resource and, in some instances, suggestions for its use. Section 2 annotates the curriculum resources for key aspects of development and learning as identified in the curriculum: (1) emotional, personal, and social development; (2) communication and language; (3) knowledge and understanding of the world; (4) expressive and aesthetic development; and (5) physical development and movement. Section 3 presents information on quality assurance, self-evaluation, ethos, and staff development and training. Section 4 annotates resources related to children's lives in the wider community, including partnerships with parents, children with special educational needs, valuing diversity, and transitions. Section 5 annotates resources on early intervention in the areas of literacy and numeracy. Section 6 lists selected children's books, providing a description of each and a cross-referencing grid identifying key features. Section 7 identifies support agencies and organizations. Section 8 provides contact information for publishers and suppliers; this section also contains indices of resource titles and series, and of publishers, suppliers, and support agencies. (KB)
Descriptors: Books, Child Development, Childrens Literature, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Environment, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Organizations (Groups), Parent Child Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Play, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Publishing Industry, Quality Control, School Community Relationship, Self Evaluation (Groups), Special Needs Students, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Young Children
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Authoring Institution: Learning and Teaching Scotland, Dundee.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)