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National Curriculum In The Early Years: Challenges And Opportunities

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750706018
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/1996
  • Pages: 195
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Tables
1 Introduction and Overview 1
Pt. 1 Teachers' and Parents' Views 15
2 Teachers' Views on the National Curriculum 17
3 The Missing Element? Early Years Teachers' Attitudes to Subject Knowledge 34
4 Parents and the National Curriculum 48
Pt. 2 Pedagogical, Curricular and Assessment Issues 61
5 Teaching Subjects, Teaching Children: Topic-based Teaching within a Subject-based National Curriculum 63
6 Assessment Issues and the National Curriculum I: National Curriculum Assessment at Key Stage I 77
7 Assessment Issues and the National Curriculum II: Baseline Assessment 95
8 The National Curriculum and Children's Special Educational Needs in the Early Years 110
Pt. 3 Achieving High Quality Education in the Early Years 127
9 Play, Learning and the National Curriculum: Some Possibilities 129
10 The Effective Early Learning Project and the National Curriculum 140
11 Nursery Education and the National Curriculum 154
12 A New Deal for Children and Practitioners? Practitioners Working towards a High Quality Curriculum to Children Under 8 165
Notes on Contributors 177
Author Index 179
Subject Index 183
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