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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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Charles Darwin University ECE303: Curriculum and Programming in EC Settings
La Trobe University - Bendigo EDU2DEC: Designing Early Childhood Curriculum

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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.



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    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): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.91
    Weight (kg): 0.45
    Edition Number: 2
    Edition Type: Revised