ERIC Number: EJ531251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Programs That Care and Educate.
Smith, Anne B.
Childhood Education, v72 n6 p330-36 1996
Asks theoretical questions about child development and how to define quality contexts for it in light of New Zealand's requirement that early childhood education meet quality criteria. Discusses principles that should underlie good programs, including a sociocultural theory of development and children's interactions with both teachers and peers. Suggests that curriculum should lead rather than follow child development. (AA)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, National Curriculum, Preschool Children, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand