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ERIC Number: EJ768612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
Curricular Ethics in Early Childhood Education Programming: A Challenge to the Ontario Kindergarten Program
Heydon, Rachel M.; Wang, Ping
McGill Journal of Education, v41 n1 p29-35, 37-46 Win 2006
Through a case study of a key Canadian early childhood education program, The Kindergarten Program (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1998a), we explore the relationship between curricular paradigms and early childhood education (ECE) models, and the opportunities that each creates for enacting ethical teaching and learning relationships. We position the "cult of efficiency" (Stein, 2001) as the antithesis of ethical ECE, and we forward suggestions for enabling teachers to consider the kind of person they must become in order to develop a nonviolative relationship with young children (Cornell, 1992). (Contains 2 figures and 2 notes.)
McGill Journal of Education. McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2, Canada. Tel: 514-398-4246; Fax: 514-398-4529; NOTE: As of the winter issue for 2007 (v.42, n1), this journal will only be available online. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada