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Early Childhood Curriculum
Planning, Assessment, and Implementation

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: July 2013
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  • isbn: 9781107288041

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  • 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.

    • Draws upon contemporary research and case studies
    • Includes up-to-date coverage of national curriculum documents, including the Early Years Framework and Te Whariki
    • Uses hypothetical transcripts and real-world examples to bring theory to life
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2013
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781107288041
    • 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

    1. 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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    Early Childhood Curriculum

    Claire McLachlan, Marilyn Fleer, Susan Edwards

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    Claire McLachlan, Massey University, Auckland

    Marilyn Fleer, Monash University, Victoria

    Susan Edwards, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney

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