This chapter considers the effects of educational reform on the early years’ curriculum. Specifically, links are made between new restructuring policies and the inclusion of a controversial program in the curriculum for three- to eight-year-old children, namely a perceptual-motor program (PMP). The chapter is divided into three sections. First, some conceptual issues inherent in the restructuring reforms are discussed. Second, the PMP and the research evidence are described. Third, the decision to include the PMP in the curriculum is analyzed and conclusions are drawn. Copyright © 2000 Peter Lang.
|Title of host publication||Landscapes in early childhood education: Cross-national perspectives on empowerment: A guide for the new millennium|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|