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ERIC Number: ED512903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 242
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-5217-5911-3
Early Childhood Curriculum: Planning, Assessment, and Implementation
McLachlan, Claire; Fleer, Marilyn; Edwards, Susan
Cambridge University Press
"Early Childhood Curriculum" addresses current approaches to curriculum for infants, toddlers and young children, ages birth to eight. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the curriculum issues that student teachers and emerging practitioners will face and equips them with the decision-making tools that will ultimately enhance and promote young children's learning. The text proposes a cultural historical framework to explore diverse approaches to early years education, drawing on research and examples of practice across a range of international contexts. It offers a clear focus on domain areas of the curriculum--the arts, health and wellbeing, literacy and language, science and maths, and information and communication technology--so that teachers are able to gain a breadth of understanding and effectively plan, design and implement curriculum strategy. Part I contains: (1) Introduction; (2) Theory, research and the early childhood curriculum; (3) Development and learning--how views on what is development shape how learning is framed; (4) Curriculum as a cultural broker; and (5) Interpreting early childhood curriculum. Part II contains: (6) Enacted curriculum: sociocultural-historical curriculum in action; (7) Curriculum as a conceptual tool: observation, content and programming in early childhood curriculum; (8) Assessing children and evaluating curriculum: shifting lenses; (9) Content knowledge and the early childhood curriculum: the sciences, maths and numeracy; (10) Content knowledge and the early childhood curriculum: language, literacy and the information and communication technologies; (11) Content knowledge and the early childhood curriculum: the arts and health, well being and physical activity; and (12) Conclusion. This book also includes Acknowledgements and About the Authors.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A