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National Curriculum In The Early Years

Author : Dr Theo Cox
ISBN : 9781135402501
Genre : Education
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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.

Contemporary Issues And Challenge In Early Childhood Education In The Asia Pacific Region

Author : Minyi Li
ISBN : 9789811022074
Genre : Education
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This book investigates the unique and dynamic approaches to key issues of changing images of child and childhood, by different countries in the Asia-Pacific. Key concepts considered are re-conceptualizing early childhood education and care, re-eaxming early learning standards and redefining professionalism. The Asia Pacific region includes countries belonging to both the Majority and Minority worlds and which vary widely in terms of their cultural geography, social-cultural beliefs, and levels of development, demographic profiles, political systems and government commitments to early childhood services. An international team of experienced researchers from different countries guarantees diverse perspectives. By examining different countries’ policy choices and evidence-based practices, the authors show how best to provide for young children based on their countries’ strategies.

Education Policy Making In Wales

Author : Richard A. Daugherty
ISBN : UCSC:32106015717850
Genre : Education
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A collection of a dozen essays by experienced educationalists analysing the individualistic development of the education system in Wales at primary, higher and adult level since 1988, including a speculative look at the effect of devolution on the nature of Welsh education-making policies in the future.

The New Early Years Foundation Stage Changes Challenges And Reflections

Author : Beckley, Pat
ISBN : 9780335246984
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This book provides an overview of the proposed changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, raising contemporary issues.

Professionalism In The Early Years

Author : Linda Miller
ISBN : PSU:000065840955
Genre : Early childhood education
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Ensure you are not left behind as professionalism in the Early Years sector becomes more more valued than ever before. Professor Nutbrown's review of the Early Years sector demands ever higher levels of professionalism and builds on previous initiatives such as Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). Gain insight into what this means and how it can be achieved with this unique textbook that covers all aspects of professionalism Student-friendly, accessible and authoritative, this is the ideal core reader for all those embarking on their professional development within the Early Years sector. - The only book of its kind covering professionalism in Early Years. - Written by national and international authorities in the field, all of whom are involved in teaching, training and research or at policy level. - Covers a wide range of issues including: routes to professionalism; policy developments; multi-professional collaboration and multi-agency working; international perspectives; rethinking professionalism; key themes and issues within the Early Years workforce.

Early Childhood And Primary Education Readings And Reflections

Author : Johnston, Jane
ISBN : 9780335236565
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Early years and primary are often seen as very separate stages of development, although children are expected to progress from one key stage to another in a seamless way and the historical and philosophical ideas underpinning practice at the different stages are often the same or similar. To be fully effective professionals need to understand and reflect on both children’s experiences before and after the stage they are currently working in and the historical and current ideas and practice. The current drive is to equip professionals working with young children with higher level understandings and skills and this involves consideration of the key historical and current theories and the development of the conceptual and philosophical frameworks which positively impact on current practice. The strengths of this book are that it develops the necessary understandings and skills and closes the gap between professionals working together to support children holistic development. It also provides opportunities to engage in critical debate on current issues in professional practice, as identified in national and international reports and develop their skills through this engagement. It will be of benefit to a range of students on Initial Teacher Education, Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies programmes, as well as professionals working with children from birth to 11 years of age (from early career to leaders) and lecturers teaching HE courses.

Social Skills In The Early Years

Author : Kay Mathieson
ISBN : 1412902592
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This user-friendly book will offer you suggested strategies and sensible advice, based on what is realistic and achievable in practice.

Working With Teachers And Other Support Staff For Inclusive Education

Author : Dianne Chambers
ISBN : 9781784416119
Genre : Education
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Volume 4 in this series investigates ways that staff can work effectively with Teaching Assistants and other support staff when implementing inclusive educational practices in schools. Consideration is given to the perspectives of a variety of stakeholders.

Seminar Papers Issues Opportunities And Challenges For Social Political And Development Education In The Post Primary Classroom

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Education 3 13

Author : Mark Brundrett
ISBN : 9781136156762
Genre : Education
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Primary education is one of the most important phases of learning but there remains a scarcity of in-depth research on this vital topic. However, as the focus on improving outcomes increases there is a growing interest internationally in research that helps us to understand the best ways to help young children engage with the curriculum in order that they may have the best possible life chances. This text helps to address these issues and consists of seminal articles derived from the forty-year history of the journal Education 3-13, which can claim to be one of the most important and influential publications in its field. The chapters included have been chosen carefully to represent a wide range of key topics in research on primary education and the text is sub-divided into five sections, each of which has been edited by leading academics who specialise in the topic under scrutiny. The sections include: • Learning and teaching, including the psychology and philosophy of primary education; • Key challenges in primary education, including changes to the governance of schools, and educational management and leadership; • The primary curriculum, including Maths, Science, IT and Technology Education; • The primary curriculum, including English, Humanities and the Arts; and, • Primary teachers’ work and professionalism. Many of the contributions are written by seminal figures in academic research. The text will be especially relevant to students and researchers engaged the study of primary education as well as to practitioners, advisers and policy makers and will prove an invaluable resource for those wishing to gain an overview of research into primary education. It is recommended especially for those who wish to understand the development of primary education and the many twists and turns in theory, practice and policy that have influenced its development over the period of a generation. Those who read the text will come across the origins of many of the ideas that continue to influence primary teaching today as well as very recent research on where we are now in this important subject area.

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