- Subject index
`Tricia David starts the book off with a commitment to the importance of relationships. "The impact of emotional aspects of a school or nursery situation has long been neglected in the UK, as is amply demonstrated by the list of criteria for judging the quality of teaching drawn from OfSTED critieria". Amen to that" - Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine `Teaching Young Children is essential reading for early years teacher trainers and anyone working with young children, birth to 8 years old. It is an excellent companion volume to one of David's other books, Young Children Learning. David's many contributions to the literature in early years education has focused on the ways in which soc
Chapter 13: Evaluating Policy and Practice
Evaluating Policy and Practice
In the midst of league tables, standards and demands for effectiveness in education there remains a place for nurturing, facilitating growth, allowing exploration, as well as the more direct promotion of learning. This chapter seeks to lay out a comprehensive approach to evaluation in the early years of education but presents it as a set of options from which to draw. Teaching, and managing the learning of young children, has always got to be intensely about actually planning, doing, providing and interacting, matched, if necessary, by a modicum of reflection and analysis. It is therefore important that professionals who seek a degree of autonomy and self government in their vocation use that modicum of reflection in ...