The child-centred principles of early years education - which emphasize play and holistic learning - are being challenged by the implementation of a subject-based National Curriculum. The contributors to this book explore this challenge and offer some ways of meeting it practically and productively. Issues covered include: pedagogical issues, such as the cross-curricular, topic-based teaching; teacher's attitudes to subject knowledge; assessment issues, including baseline assessment at the age of five; and parental attitudes to the National Curriculum and its content at Key Stage 1.The results from these assessments will provide the basis for the publication of the highly controversial Key Stage 2 ... commencing with the 1996 (Key Stage 2) test results in England and the 1997 (Key Stage 2) test results in Wales. As described in Chapter 6 the Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs) which were intended by the TGAT group to act as calibrating ... more formal pencil and paper tests which more readily provide a#39;hard dataa#39; for public reporting and accountability purposes.
|Title||:||National Curriculum In The Early Years|
|Author||:||Dr Theo Cox, Theo Cox|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2014-05-01|