9. Curriculum


In seeking to understand the curriculum, an insight into historical developments and a consideration of the development of education policy provides a useful starting point. 

Aldrich, R. (2001) A Century of Education, London: Routledge Falmer.

Coffey, A. (2001) Education and Social Change, Buckingham: Open University Press.

Tomlinson, S. (2001) Education in a Post-Welfare Society, Buckingham: Open University Press.

White, J. (Ed.) (2004) Rethinking the School Curriculum: Values, Aims and Purposes, London: Routledge Falmer.

For texts which focus on early years curricula see:

O’Donnell, M. (2013) Maria Montessori: A Critical Introduction to Key Themes and Debates, London: Bloomsbury.

Petrash, J. (2003) Understanding Waldorf Education, Edinburgh: Floris Books. 

Palaiologou, I. (2013) The Early Years Foundation Stage: Theory and Practice (2nd edn.), London: Sage Publications.

Lee, W., Carr, M., Soutar, B. and Mitchell, L. (2012) Understanding the Te Whäriki Approach: Early Years Education in Practice, London: Routledge.

Clark, M. and Waller, T. (Eds.) (2007) Early Childhood Education and Care, Policy and Practice, London: Sage.

Holt, N. (2007) Bringing the High Scope Approach to your Early Years Practice, London: Routledge.

Isaacs, B. (2010) Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice (2nd Edition), London: Routledge.

Thornton, L. and Brunton, P. (2010) Bringing the Reggio Approach to your Early Years Practice (2nd Edition), London: Routledge.

Ang, L. (Ed.) (2013) The Early Years Curriculum: The UK Context and Beyond, Oxford: Routledge.

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