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Singer, Elly – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1996
Examines basic concepts forming the foundation for professional care and education of young children and how these concepts may impede interaction between teachers or caregivers and children. Critiques the concepts of natural development, developmentally appropriate curriculum, and child centeredness. Advocates increased scaffolding, increased…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Development, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning
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David, Tricia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1996
Examines the significance of several developmental theories for early childhood education, including those of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Bronfenbrenner. Raises questions about how ideological assumptions and contextual factors affect theory development. Argues that contemporary theorists can share ideas, cross geographical and interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Child Development, Context Effect, Early Childhood Education, Educational Theories