ERIC Number: EJ521939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Early Childhood Curriculum from a Sociocultural Perspective.
Smith, Anne B.
Early Child Development and Care, v115 p51-64 Jan 1996
Presents theoretical background for building an early childhood curriculum based on the Educare approach. Five principles are explained. They emphasize that learning drives development and that social interaction, interpersonal relationships, mutual understanding, and culture are unique in developmental processes. Concludes that teachers can have a powerful role in development and a conscious pedagogy is essential. (MOK)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Influences, Intellectual Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Processes, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Social Development, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Role, Young Children
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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