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ERIC Number: EJ1174443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Dewey: A Panacea for the 'Schoolification' Epidemic
Ring, Emer; O'Sullivan, Lisha
Education 3-13, v46 n4 p402-410 2018
High quality early years' education is associated with providing a child-centred curriculum based on a knowledge of how young children learn. The global 'schoolification epidemic' has led to an increasing focus on prescribed curricula and presents as a serious threat to the quality of children's early years' experiences. Findings from research in Ireland confirm this shift towards 'schoolification' and the association of school readiness with a child's age and the acquisition of academic skills. Revisiting Dewey's writings provides a much needed impetus for a return to child-centredness and a re-conceptualisation of early years' education as a process of forming fundamental dispositions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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