EDUCATIONAL REFORM AT THE EARLY CHILDHOOD LEVEL : COMPUTERS OR CARE?

Year: 1992

Author: Clyde, Margaret

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:

Education at the early childhood level is in a state of flux; the great debate of "education versus care" has been resurrected at a time of political, economic and social upheaval as the educators of young children struggle to understand and apply research relating to "quality" programs which purport to ensure the well-being of children. This paper will attempt to look at some of the most pertinent research, including adult/child interactions, "school readiness", group size and the qualifications of early childhood workers. The notion of a national curriculum at early childhood level requires consideration also.

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