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ERIC Number: ED463855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 169
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-935989-99-4
The Lively Kindergarten: Emergent Curriculum in Action.
Jones, Elizabeth; Evans, Kathleen; Rencken, Kay Stritzel
Noting the challenges presented for kindergarten teachers by current demands for accountability based on standardized measures that ignore diversity, this book presents ideas for implementing a developmentally-appropriate kindergarten curriculum within the constraints of American public schools. Following introductory remarks, the book is organized into four sections. Section 1 presents an overview of emergent teaching. Section 2 presents the stories of four kindergarten teachers, along with sections reflecting about the events in those and other teachers' stories in order to build a collective theory regarding the emergent curriculum for kindergarten students. Section 3 addresses factors related to implementing the emergent curriculum, including the classroom setting, teacher behaviors that support the emergent curriculum, building a community of learners, and assessment of learning. Following each chapter in this section are reflections providing another perspective on the content. Section 4 discusses issues related to working with colleagues to advocate for change. (Contains 168 references.) (KB)
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1426 ($9; NAEYC order no. 112). Tel: 800-424-2460 (Toll Free); Tel: 202-232-8777; Fax: 202-328-1846; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.