Windows on Learning: Documenting Young Children's Work

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Teachers College Press, 1998 - Education - 203 pages
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The authors developed an approach for thinking and communicating about documentation and then explored its use in early childhood programs, including the schools of Reggio Emilia. The result is a framework, collection system, and display method that works in U.S. schools. Methods are applicable to many different curriculum models, including thematic teaching and the project approach. Features extensive examples of children's and teachers' work.
 

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Excellent practical methods for alternative methods of documenting children's work that is more child-centered, big-picture, and meaningful than a folder full of numbers. Read full review

Contents

Learning About Documentation
11
A Framework for Decision Making
25
Providing a Map for Documentation
33
Telling the Story
39
Watching the Child
48
Capturing Childrens Competence
57
Thinking About Thinking
100
Learning How to Document
109
Using Documentation for Decision Making
130
Building Credibility
143
Overview of the Work Sampling System
191
Index
199
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Kathy Steinheimer is a teacher of three- and four-year-olds at the Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center.

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