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Early Childhood Curriculum : Planning, Assessment, and Implementation - Claire McLachlan

Early Childhood Curriculum

Planning, Assessment, and Implementation


Published: 2nd January 2013
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The second edition of Early Childhood Curriculum provides a comprehensive and lively introduction to curriculum theories, approaches and issues in early childhood settings. Drawing on contemporary research and case studies, the book employs a cultural-historical framework to illustrate a variety of approaches to early childhood education. In this new edition there is an up-to-date coverage of national curriculum documents, including the Early Years Framework and Te Whariki, a glossary of key terms and learning intentions at the beginning of each chapter. There is also an updated companion website at (www.cambridge.edu.au/academic/earlychildhood). In each chapter, hypothetical transcripts and real-world examples help bring theory to life. The book explores specific domain areas, including science and mathematics; literacy and language; information and communication technology; the arts; and health and well-being. Early Childhood Curriculum equips pre-service teachers with the practical skills and tools to promote young children's learning. It is an essential resource for pre-service teachers and practitioners alike.

1. Introduction; 2. Theory, research and the Early Childhood Curriculum; 3. Development and learning - how views of development shape how curriculum is framed; 4. Curriculum as a cultural broker; 5. Interpreting Early Childhood Curriculum; 6. Cultural-historical curriculum in action; 7. Curriculum as a conceptual tool - observation, content and Programming; 8. Assessing children and evaluating curriculum - shifting lenses; 9. Content knowledge - the sciences, maths and numeracy 10. Content knowledge - language, literacy and ICT 11. Content knowledge - the arts and health, wellbeing and physical activity; 12. Conclusions.

ISBN: 9781107624955
ISBN-10: 1107624959
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 241
Published: 2nd January 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 17.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2