International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development

Developmental Education for Young Children

Concept, Practice and Implementation

Editors: van Oers, Bert (Ed.)

  • Presents a Vygotskian (CHAT) approach to Early childhood Education
  • Gives an explanation of the concept and potentials of a play-based curriculum
  • Forms of dynamic assessment and continuous observation of pupils’ development are described in detailed ways
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Developmental Education is an approach to education in school that aims at promoting children’s cultural development and their abilities to participate autonomously and well-informed in the cultural practices of their community. From the point of view of Cultural-historical Activity theory (CHAT), a play-based curriculum has been developed over the past decades for primary school, which presents activity contexts for pupils in the classroom that create learning and teaching opportunities for helping pupils with appropriating cultural knowledge, skills, and moral understandings in meaningful ways. The approach is implemented in numerous Dutch primary schools classrooms with the explicit intention to support the learning of both pupils and teachers. The book focuses especially on education of young children (4 – 8 years old) in primary school and presents the underpinning concepts of this approach, and chapters on examples of good practices in a variety of subject matter areas, such as literacy (vocabulary acquisition, reading, writing), mathematics, and arts. Successful implementation of Developmental Education in the classroom strongly depends on dynamic assessment and continuous observations of young pupils’ development. Strategies for implementation of both the teaching practices and assessment strategies are discussed in detail in the book.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Oers, Bert

    Pages 1-9

  • Developmental Education: Foundations of a Play-Based Curriculum

    Oers, Bert

    Pages 13-25

  • Responsible Teaching

    Wardekker, Willem

    Pages 27-39

  • Developmental Education for Young Children: Basic Development

    Janssen-Vos, Frea (et al.)

    Pages 41-63

  • Learning to Communicate in Young Children’s Classrooms

    Haan, Dorian

    Pages 67-86

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developmental Education for Young Children
Book Subtitle
Concept, Practice and Implementation
Editors
  • Bert van Oers
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4617-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4617-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4616-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9400-9
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 302
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