ERIC Number: ED471904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Curriculum for Early Childhood Education in England.
Early Childhood Research & Practice, v4 n2 Fall 2002
This article examines early childhood curriculum in England. Traditional early childhood education in England has been child centered, in contrast to approaches that are subject centered and teacher directed, emphasizing individual children's interests, free play, firsthand experience, and integrated learning. However, recently, the government introduced a framework for an early years curriculum, redefined the child-centered educational model, and initiated reforms for raising standards. In order to identify the nature of early childhood curriculum in England, this article examines the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of early childhood education, including recent developments. The article then investigates and describes the early childhood curriculum in England today. (Contains 39 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Preschool Curriculum, Student Centered Curriculum
For full text: http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v4n2/kwon.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)