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`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 6: Information Technology: Issues of Control
Information Technology: Issues of Control
During recent years a growing emphasis has been placed upon the role of Information Technology at all stages of the education process. In this chapter I am concerned first with definitions of Information Technology and then with an examination of its possible role in the early childhood curriculum. I will begin by widening the definition, paying special attention both to the role of the computer and the design of the software used. In particular I will raise the issue of control, asking who has control of the learning process, the teacher, the child or the computer system. Using examples from practice, I place the role of such systems firmly within a practical, investigatory and holistic view ...