Assessment and documentation in early childhood education

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Title Assessment and documentation in early childhood education
Author(s) Alasuutari, Maarit ; Ann-Marie, Markström ; Vallberg-Roth, Ann-Christine
Date 2014
English abstract
Documentation in early childhood education is typically seen as a means to enhance the quality of care and education, and as a way to take account of the child’s view. This timely book considers the increasing trend towards systematic child documen¬tation especially in early childhood institutions. The authors present ways in which assessment and evaluation is done sometimes explicitly but more often implicitly in these practices, and explore their means, aims, forms and functions. They also examine the rationalities of child documentation from the perspective of professional practice and professionalism, and suggest that docu¬mentation and assessment practices can weaken and constrain but also empower and strengthen teachers, children and parents. Topics explored include: different forms of documentation and assessment; documentation and listening to the children; dilemmas of assessment and documentation; participation by children; involvement of parents. This book will appeal to those studying in the fields of early childhood education, teacher education, special education, general education, social work, counselling, psychology, sociology, childhood studies and family studies.
Publisher Routledge
ISBN 978-0-415-66125-6
Pages 149
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18338 (link to this page)

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