First published in 1986, this book has been enormously influential in the training and professional development of early years workers. This new edition has been fully revised to take account of changes in the National Curriculum, the publication of the government's 'desirable outcomes' statement for the under-fives, and the introduction of NVQ's in child care and education. The new edition also includes sections on:
* the effects of developmental psychology on the early years curriculum
* working with two-year-olds on self-awareness and social skills
* developing communication, motor, analytical and problem solving skills
* fostering aesthetic and creative awareness
* play and the learning environment
* record-keeping and assessment
* involving parents
* continuity from pre-schooling to statutory schooling.
Table of Contents
Part 1; Chapter 1 Early educators and their influences on the curriculum; Chapter 2 Curriculum in the early years; Chapter 3 Development of personal and social competence; Chapter 4 Development of communication skills; Chapter 5 Development of analytical and problem-solving skills; Chapter 6 Development of physical competence; Chapter 7 Development of creative and aesthetic abilities; Chapter 8 Play and the learning environment; Chapter 9 Record keeping and assessment; Chapter 10 Parents and their children’s learning; Chapter 11 Continuity: from pre-school to statutory schooling; Chapter 12 In conclusion; Part 2; Chapter 13 Some suggested activities for developing competencies;
Audrey Curtis is an education consultant and former senior lecturer at the Institute of Education, London University.