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Early Childhood Curriculum
Planning, Assessment, and Implementation

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  • Date Published: December 2010
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  • isbn: 9780511795633

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  • Early Childhood Curriculum addresses current approaches to curriculum for infants, toddlers and young children, ages birth to eight. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the curriculum issues that student teachers and emerging practitioners will face and equips them with the decision-making tools that will ultimately enhance and promote young children's learning. The text proposes a cultural historical framework to explore diverse approaches to early years education, drawing on research and examples of practice across a range of international contexts. It offers a clear focus on domain areas of the curriculum - the arts, health and wellbeing, literacy and language, science and maths, and information and communication technology - so that teachers are able to gain a breadth of understanding and effectively plan, design and implement curriculum strategy.

    • New Zealand and Australian authors, experienced and highly respected in the early childhood field
    • Australasian context
    • A foundation text that can be used across the three years of study required for teacher qualification
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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511795633
    • contains: 40 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    About the authors
    Part I:
    1. Introduction
    2. Theory, research and the early childhood curriculum
    3. Development and learning – how views on what is development shape how learning is framed
    4. Curriculum as a cultural broker
    5. Interpreting early childhood curriculum
    Part II:
    6. Enacted curriculum: sociocultural-historical curriculum in action
    7. Curriculum as a conceptual tool: observation, content and programming in early childhood curriculum
    8. Assessing children and evaluating curriculum: shifting lenses
    9. Content knowledge and the early childhood curriculum: the sciences, maths and numeracy
    10. Content knowledge and the early childhood curriculum: language, literacy and the information and communication technologies
    11. Content knowledge and the early childhood curriculum: the arts and health, well being and physical activity
    12. Conclusion.

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    Early Childhood Curriculum

    Claire McLachlan, Marilyn Fleer, Susan Edwards

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  • Authors

    Claire McLachlan, Massey University, Auckland
    Claire McLachlan is Associate Professor, Early Years Education at Massey University in New Zealand.

    Marilyn Fleer, Monash University, Victoria
    Marilyn Fleer is a professor of early childhood education at Monash University.

    Susan Edwards, Monash University, Victoria
    Susan Edwards is a lecturer in early childhood education at Monash University.

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