ERIC Number: ED462172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Global Perspective on Early Childhood Care and Education: A Proposed Model. Action Research in Family and Early Childhood. UNESCO Education Sector Monograph.
Lillemyr, Ole Fredrik; Fagerli, Oddvar; Sobstad, Frode
This monograph describes an alternative model for early childhood care and education involving a complex and integrated system that allows for more collaboration among early childhood care and education activities. The model, with its emphasis on values in all educational practices, is intended to promote a more global and total approach to children's development and hence avoid professional fragmentation. Following a foreword on UNESCO's early childhood initiatives and an introduction, the document discusses: (1) the model's definitions and main perspectives (including value-based theory and practice, a holistic rather than fragmented approach, and a more open educational system); (2) value principles for the model (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, democracy, multiculturalism, ethical responsibility and accountability, the value of play, and a new professionalism); (3) the issues of play, learning, and development (including children's play as a foundation, the importance of children's play in education, consequences for our understanding of learning, and varied forms of play); (4) details of the proposed model; and (5) developing early childhood education theory. (Contains 18 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Childrens Rights, Early Childhood Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Philosophy, Holistic Approach, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Play, Theory Practice Relationship
Early Childhood and Family Education Unit, ED/BAS/YCF, UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France. Web site: http://www.education.usesco.urg/educprog/ecf/index.htm.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Early Childhood and Family Education Unit.