The Early Years Curriculum brings together a range of curriculum models from across the world, providing in-depth discussion on key issues and theories, and enabling readers to consider each approach to children's learning within an international context. It encourages readers to explore different ways of understanding the curriculum, and to develop a critical understanding of the key issues that shape the way a curriculum is designed.
Table of Contents
1. The Curriculum in Diverse Settings: Defining Curriculum Lynn Ang 2. The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in England: Implications for Practice and Practitioners Carolyn Silberfeld and Karen Horsley 3. The Challenges of Implementing an Early Years Curriculum: A Practitioner's Perspective Ruksana Mohammed 4. Providing an Inclusive Curriculum: The Young Child as a Physical Learner Carrie Weston 5. Implications of Special Needs and Multiculturalism on the Early Years Curriculum Prithvi Perepa 6. A Book is a Machine: Electronic Storybooks in the Early Years Curriculum John Trushell 7. Reggio Emilia Jane Cox 8. The Singapore Context: A Framework for a Kindergarten Curriculum Lynn Ang 9. Conclusion: Re-framing the Curriculum Lynn Ang
Dr Lynn Ang is Senior Lecturer of Early Childhood at the Institute of Education (IoE), University of London. Her research includes the early years curriculum, issues of diversity and leadership, international and cross-cultural perspectives in early childhood, particularly in the East Asia region. She is a supervisor of Masters and Doctorate students.
'An excellent range of perspectives, national and international, on the curriculum for early years with reflective questions to develop thinking and practice which will enhance the understanding of anybody studying and working in early years.' - Lorraine Kaye, PGCE Early Years Programme Leader, Middlesex University
'A valuable new book addressing the principles and practice of the Early Years curriculum – with great chapters on different contemporary topics.' - Dr Paulette Luff, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education, Anglia Ruskin University, UK