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ERIC Number: EJ869667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1836-9391
Insider Perspectives on Developing Belonging, Being & Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
Sumsion, Jennifer; Barnes, Sally; Cheeseman, Sandra; Harrison, Linda; Kennedy, Anne; Stonehouse, Anne
Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, v34 n4 p4-13 Dec 2009
In July 2009, the Council of Australian Governments approved for immediate implementation, "Belonging, Being & Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia" (EYLF), Australia's first national framework for guiding curriculum and pedagogy in all early childhood settings. In this article, several core members of the Charles Sturt University-led Consortium contracted to develop and trial the EYLF outline the political and policy context that has shaped its development; the intent and approach of the Consortium; and some of the many "decision points and dilemmas" (Westbury, 2007) they encountered. The article concludes with reflections on lessons learned and implications for early childhood curriculum development. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia