Early Childhood Curriculum: Planning, Assessment, and Implementation

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 2, 2013 - Education - 232 pages
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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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING HOW VIEWS OF DEVELOPMENT SHAPE
30
CURRICULUM AS A CULTURAL BROKER
46
INTERPRETING EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM
57
CULTURALHISTORICAL CURRICULUM IN ACTION
69
OBSERVATION CONTENT
83
SHIFTING LENSES
113
THE SCIENCES MATHS AND NUMERACY
141
LANGUAGE LITERACY AND ICT
161
THE ARTS AND HEALTH WELLBEING AND PHYSICAL
182
CONCLUSIONS
199
Glossary
205
Index
224
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