Originally published in 1988, this volume presented a new understanding of how teachers in early childhood education helped children learn. It carefully and critically reviews different teaching approaches, and evaluates two innovatory teaching techniques which were at the focus of recent action research studies and which complemented the traditional early childhood curriculum at the time.
The book is intended for all those concerned with early education, including students in initial training or those doing inservice courses for children between 3 and 7. Its contents will still be of relevance to people interested in playgroups and parent education.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Foreword by Professor Peter Robinson. 1. Introduction 2. Mainstream Good Practice: Is There a Discrepancy between Hope and Achievement? 3. The Details of Teaching and Learning as Seen in Pre-School 4. How Young Children Learn 5. The Dialogue Approach: Tutorial Teaching 6. The Literary-Centred Curriculum 7. Summary and Conclusions. Bibliography. Index.