Curriculum Models and Early Childhood Education

Curriculum Models and Early Childhood Education : Appraising the Relationship

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For upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood curriculum. This text uses a socio-historical perspective to examine the major curriculum models-Montessori, Developmental-Interaction, Direct Instruction, Kamii-DeVries, High-Scope, and Reggio Emilia. Its comprehensive coverage looks at each model in terms of purpose and function, impact on early childhood education, theoretical underpinnings, and current evaluations. Unique to this market, this non-traditional text provokes intellectual engagement and reflective practice. Readers will find this edition to be thoroughly updated and completely accessible.show more

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  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130878219
  • 9780130878212
  • 1,996,290

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I. EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM MODELS IN CONTEXT. Prologue: Setting the Stage. 1. Curriculum Models and Early Childhood Curriculum: A Historical Framework. II. EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM MODELS: A CONTEMPORARY REVIEW. 2. The Montessori Method. 3. The Developmental-Interaction Approach. 4. The Direct Instruction Model. 5. Two Models Derived from Piagetian Theory. III. AN EXAMINATION OF THE UNDERPINNINGS OF CURRICULUM MODELS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 6. In Pursuit of Answers: Comparative Evaluations of Early Childhood Curriculum Models. 7. Identifying the Source of Early Childhood Curriculum. 8. Curriculum Models and Early Childhood Education: A Quandary. 9. Posing New Questions and Seeing Old Questions in New Ways: The Reggio Emilia Approach. References. Index.show more

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