Global guidelines for early childhood practice
Global guidelines for early childhood education and care in the 21st century The guidelines detail the areas must be considered in providing a comprehensive network of early childhood services that will offer learning and care for children in the next century. United States
Principles underlying developmentally appropriate practice
Details the principles of child development and learning that inform developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and are the foundation of the NAEYC position on developmentally appropriate practice. United States
Problematising child development theory
Expectations which have been normed against particular cultural communities may not reflect the diversity of cultural groups which make up our culturally and linguistically diverse Australian community. Sociocultural theory and socio-historical research seeks to problematise the term ‘Child Development'. Australia
Relationship between early childhood program quality and benefits
The studies of early childhood programs, point to the importance of factor such as the number of children per teacher, the classroom, teachers' responsiveness to children, and continuity in children's experiences between home, preschool, and public school. United States
Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP): A critique
A detailed critique of developmentally appropriate practice based on the proposition that developmentalism gives rise to a disabling hesitancy and uncertainty about how or whether adults should attempt to influence children. United States
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