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Moss, Peter; Dahlberg, Gunilla; Grieshaber, Susan; Mantovani, Susanna; May, Helen; Pence, Alan; Rayna, Sylvie; Swadener, Beth Blue; Vandenbroeck, Michel – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is initiating the International Early Learning Study, a cross-national assessment of early learning outcomes involving the testing of 5-year-old children in participating countries. The authors use this colloquium to inform members of the early childhood community about this project and to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Hargraves, Vicki – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
"Working theories" are described as one of the two principal outcomes of Te Whariki, the early childhood curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand. Despite its prominence as a curricular outcome, the theoretical positioning of the concept of working theory remains relatively undebated, with researchers readily attributing the term to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Theories
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Bone, Jane; Cullen, Joy; Loveridge, Judith – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
Early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand includes different philosophical perspectives, may be part of the public or private sector and aims to be inclusive and holistic. The early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki, supports these aims. Aspects of the curriculum that are holistic may be conceptualized in diverse ways and this qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Philosophy, Holistic Approach
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Hedges, Helen; Cullen, Joy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
The concept of "subjects" has posed a philosophical dilemma and polarised debate within early childhood education. Consequently, little attention has been paid to teachers' and children's subject knowledge and the role these might play in early childhood curriculum and pedagogy to extend and enhance children's learning. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge