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ERIC Number: EJ1165997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Early Experiences Matter: A Relationships-Based Curriculum for the Birth-to-Three Age Group
Ebbeck, Marjory; Warrier, Sheela; Goh, Mandy
Early Childhood Education Journal, v46 n1 p83-92 Jan 2018
The paper discusses some research findings in Singapore that investigated if a relationships-based curriculum extended the active involvement of the infants, toddlers, and young children (up to the age of three) in their learning. Using a relationships-based curriculum, a study conducted over a year involved the use of a well-tested, traditional before-and-after methodology to find out if any change had occurred in the phenomenon under study between two points in time. A sample of 58 infants, toddlers and young children (up to the age of three) in an experimental cohort and 59 of comparable ages in a control cohort, were measured using the Laevers' Active Involvement scale before and after a curriculum intervention. The results showed that there was a statistically significant improvement in the active involvement of the children in the experimental cohort as compared to no improvement in the control cohort. It is proposed that the relationships-based approach has the potential to raise the quality of curriculum and could be considered for application in child care centres in other countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore