‘The book gives excellent insight of current Early Years topics by covering international educational approaches and discussing the need to professionalise the sector. It is suitable for students on Early Childhood Studies programme, EYPS, and Early Years Foundation Degrees.’ - Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester, MA, EYPS, and Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood
Part 3: International Educational Approaches
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 ...