The politics of restructuring and professional accountability: A case study of curriculum choice for early childhood programs

Loraine Frances CORRIE

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandscapes in early childhood education: Cross-national perspectives on empowerment: A guide for the new millennium
EditorsJacqueline HAYDEN
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPeter Lang
Pages291-306
ISBN (Print)0820437352
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Citation

Corrie, L. (2000). The politics of restructuring and professional accountability: A case study of curriculum choice for early childhood programs. In J. Hayden (Ed.), Landscapes in early childhood education: Cross-national perspectives on empowerment: A guide for the new millennium (pp. 291-306). New York: Peter Lang.