Early Childhood Curriculum
Planning, Assessment, and Implementation
- Claire McLachlan, Massey University, Auckland
- Marilyn Fleer, Monash University, Victoria
- Susan Edwards, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney
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.Read more
- 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
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
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