Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings: From Theory to Practice

Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings: From Theory to Practice

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By (author) Susan Stacey

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  • Publisher: Redleaf Press
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 251mm x 13mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: St Paul, MN
  • ISBN 10: 1933653418
  • ISBN 13: 9781933653419
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 71,597

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When teachers use curriculum driven by children's emerging interests, they create a captivating environment where children learn and discover by participating in activities they enjoy. This book explores the components of emergent curriculum and how its practices and principles can improve the educational culture of early childhood programs. Emergent Curriculum offers a unique and thorough explanation of these concepts as well as information on how to observe, reflect, interpret, document, and plan long-term projects using this method. Early childhood educators have the crucial responsibility to provide effective teaching that will foster children's enthusiasm for learning. This book is an invitation to dream, develop, and implement the curriculum that accomplishes this.

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Susan Stacey is an early childhood consultant and teacher educator with more than 30 years of experience in the field. Most of her work has been in lab schools, where she has developed curricula, educated teachers and student teachers and conducted research. She has also presented widely on emergent curriculum, observation, and documentation.