Early Childhood Curriculum: Planning, Assessment, and Implementation / Edition 2by Claire McLachlan, Marilyn Fleer, Susan Edwards
Pub. Date: 01/02/2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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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Table of Contents1. 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.
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