• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

"Children are entitled to be provided with an appropriate curriculum" - discuss.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

"Children are entitled to be provided with an appropriate curriculum" Curricula are courses of study. To be effective they need to be appropriate for the children they are targeted at. This means specifying what and how the children are to be taught. The children have an entitlement to be educated using appropriate curricula, not only on ethical grounds but also by legislation and recommendations both nationally and locally. The foundation stage curriculum begins when a child reaches the age of three and finishes at the end of the reception year. It must provide an effective learning environment, particularly for those children who need support. It requires careful structuring with adults playing a crucial role in the organisation. Communication with adults and activities that stimulate the child's mind lay a foundation for the child's development in oral language, literacy and numeracy. A rights and legislation approach means that children are entitled to freedom of association, provided it does not deny their entitlement to protection from hostile influences. This allows them to interact in different relationships safely. Effective education requires practitioners who are able to supply the curriculum requirements. Children are entitled to provisions that support their knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence. The right to play in a stimulating environment is part of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child. ...read more.

Middle

Another example is the child should not get too much maths at the expense of language. By observing the range of activities in which the child engages, people become aware of the breadth, balance and the strengths and weaknesses of a group's provision. Lady Plowden (1967) produced a report titled 'Children And Their Primary Schools'. It advocates that play is the main activity in all nursery and many infant schools. The report states "Adults who criticise teachers for allowing children to play are unaware that play is the principle means of learning in early childhood." It believes there should be no distinction between work and play. If children become fully absorbed in play they are learning to concentrate, consequently developing new skills. The report believes that by using materials to construct and destroy things, children gain a sense of height and weight. Emotional and moral development was included. "When teachers enter into the play activity of children, they can help by watching the connections and relationships which children are making and by introducing, almost incidentally, the words for the concepts and feelings that are being expressed." http://www.newman.ac.uk/c.v.squires/plough.html. Plowden's recommendations have been supported by other's, e.g. Curtis said play is a major part of a child's education. (Curtis, A. ...read more.

Conclusion

The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) Good co-operation is essential between teachers and speech therapists to ensure that therapy compliments the learning. This assumes that all teachers and speech and language therapists hold additional qualifications. Guidelines prepared by the BATOD improve working relationships between teachers and speech and language therapists. They should include familiarity with the structure of the Local Education Service for hearing-impaired children. E.g. heads of school for hearing impaired children take responsibility for co-ordinating peripatetic services. http://www.batod.org.uk/speechandlang_nf.htm. For the future The Foundation Stage Profile is a statutory assessment for children who reach the end of the foundation stage. It has replaced the Statutory Baseline from September 2002 and the first profiles will be completed by summer 2003. http://edunet.iow.gov.uk/curriculum/early_years/Foundation_Curriculum/ "Appropriate support should be building upon what the child already knows and putting knowledge across in a way that will motivate the child to aid future development', as they are ready to move beyond the Foundation Stage". (Pollard, A. 1996). In conclusion, children are required to be provided with an appropriate curriculum as a base for their learning and to avoid difficulties later in life. In support of the Children's Act (1989) I believe that this can only be achieved through both supportive guidance and co-operation through teachers between support staff and other agencies, not merely as a legislative right. Several groups need to be involved. All the involved groups need to involve parents to make education of the young child completely inclusive. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Child Development section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Child Development essays

  1. Health and Social care

    sorting, matching, pairs etc), drawing, construction and imaginative play. As well as providing vital exercise, some of these activities are vital for intellectual stimulation. Swimming lessons are held at Runnymede pool with a professional swimming instructor. The children gain in confidence and ability in the water through songs, action rhymes and skills teaching.

  2. Health, Social Care and Early years provisions.

    There is also a comfortable lounge for visitors and residents to make tea and coffee too. Visitors: Friends, relatives may visit at any time and are also very welcomed. However visits must be arranged if they are wishing to eat with the residents, and a small charged is asked for this.

  1. Active Listening and Assertion Skills.

    I approached them using nearly every mechanism I knew (excepting assertiveness) yet my curfew was still the same as it had been my sophomore year, when I made last minute plans with friends they would become extremely frustrated and rarely allowed me to go out if a location or group of people had been altered.

  2. CHILDRENS DIETRY REQUIREMENTS

    We organise meal and snack times so that they are social occasions in which children and staff participate. We use meal and snack times to help children to develop independence through making choices, serving food and drink and feeding themselves.

  1. Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision

    Both must have lots of common sense! To get qualifications as a nurse such routes can be taken as distance learning and Open University. Alternative ways to get Bob's qualifications are college and F.E. Care Value Base All care work is about improving the client's quality of life by meeting

  2. The main aim of this paper is to compare and contrast parental rights and ...

    parent given' care and control' of the child, but all the other parental rights are vested in the other parent whose consent would be necessary to a change of schooling, to surgery and so on. This dual aspect of the meaning of custody was emphasized in the case of Hewer v Bryant.

  1. Working with Children - settings, legislation and values.

    everything a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential. They apply equally to every child, regardless of who they are, or where they are from, they are 54 articles with the rights of UNCRC varying from ?children must be a top priority? to ?Children who do not

  2. Cache L2 unit 2. Social Development of Children

    All different countries eat different food and they use different recipes and have their special days that they are required to celebrate. E.g. Muslims have a special time of year called Ramadan and Christians special time is Easter were they eat fish and others.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work