Early childhood curriculum: Planning, assessment and implementation

Claire McLachlan, Marilyn Fleer, Susan Edwards

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In most countries, some form of curriculum has been designed by a government agency or the private sector. So why is it that the concept is so confusing and why is what is contained in the various curricula around the globe so different and highly contested? As Kiri said in the vignette, 'Surely the people who wrote those curriculum documents know what they are about?' Designing a curriculum document is a complex task and involves the use of a robust curriculum model which has been built upon a particular theoretical perspective. When you read through Chapter 2 you will be introduced to a range of curriculum theories and curriculum models. That chapter will help you as you think about and solve the issue of what is a curriculum document - at the macro level.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)9781107624955
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Curriculum planning

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