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ERIC Number: EJ847652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Science at the Center: An Emergent, Standards-Based, Child-Centered Framework for Early Learners
Baldwin, Joni L.; Adams, Shauna M.; Kelly, Mary Kay
Early Childhood Education Journal, v37 n1 p71-77 Aug 2009
This article will describe an approach to planning and assessment that is designed to support an emergent, play-based curriculum while helping teachers make informed instructional decisions. Using assessment that supports curriculum allows early childhood professionals to infuse early learning content standards into meaningful, relevant and connected topics of study. Through a combined effort among teachers, administrators and university faculty, one demonstration school developed a method of integrating and evaluating content standards and developmental skills into an emergent curriculum model. While this remains a work in progress, it does show promise for being an effective way to address state standards while maintaining recommended developmentally appropriate practices. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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