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International Educational Approaches
International educational approaches
Introduction

This part takes a closer look at five approaches that readers may be quite familiar with. These are the approach taken in Sweden in recent years, in Reggio Emilia in Italy, in New Zealand with the introduction of Te Whāriki, in the USA through the HighScope project, and experiential education (EXE) arising from research by the University of Leuven and Ferre Laevers. These were chosen initially as aspects within our courses for BA Childhood Practice students, and more recently for our Early Years Postgraduate Certificate students. These five approaches also form the focus of the paper ‘Starting Strong: Curricula and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education and Care - Five Curriculum Outlines’ from the OECD (2004) as part of their ...

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