National Curriculum In The Early Years: Challenges And Opportunities

National Curriculum In The Early Years: Challenges And Opportunities

by Dr Theo Cox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750706015

ISBN-13: 9780750706018

Pub. Date: 12/01/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The child-centred principles of early years education - which emphasize play and holistic learning - are being challenged by the implementation of a subject-based National Curriculum. The contributors to this book explore this challenge and offer some ways of meeting it practically and productively. Issues covered include: pedagogical issues, such as the…  See more details below

Overview

The child-centred principles of early years education - which emphasize play and holistic learning - are being challenged by the implementation of a subject-based National Curriculum. The contributors to this book explore this challenge and offer some ways of meeting it practically and productively. Issues covered include: pedagogical issues, such as the cross-curricular, topic-based teaching; teacher's attitudes to subject knowledge; assessment issues, including baseline assessment at the age of five; and parental attitudes to the National Curriculum and its content at Key Stage 1.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750706018
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Tables
1Introduction and Overview1
Pt. 1Teachers' and Parents' Views15
2Teachers' Views on the National Curriculum17
3The Missing Element? Early Years Teachers' Attitudes to Subject Knowledge34
4Parents and the National Curriculum48
Pt. 2Pedagogical, Curricular and Assessment Issues61
5Teaching Subjects, Teaching Children: Topic-based Teaching within a Subject-based National Curriculum63
6Assessment Issues and the National Curriculum I: National Curriculum Assessment at Key Stage I77
7Assessment Issues and the National Curriculum II: Baseline Assessment95
8The National Curriculum and Children's Special Educational Needs in the Early Years110
Pt. 3Achieving High Quality Education in the Early Years127
9Play, Learning and the National Curriculum: Some Possibilities129
10The Effective Early Learning Project and the National Curriculum140
11Nursery Education and the National Curriculum154
12A New Deal for Children and Practitioners? Practitioners Working towards a High Quality Curriculum to Children Under 8165
Notes on Contributors177
Author Index179
Subject Index183

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