The light beneath the bushel - a discussion paper on early years education and care in the Republic of Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Douglas, Francis G.
dc.contributor.author Horgan, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-30T17:27:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-30T17:27:37Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation Horgan, M., Douglas, F., 2000. The light beneath the bushel - a discussion paper on early years education and care in the Republic of Ireland. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 2(2), pp.186-210. en
dc.identifier.volume 2 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 186 en
dc.identifier.endpage 210 en
dc.identifier.issn 1393-7022
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/11
dc.description.abstract This discussion paper builds on `Where Angels Fear to Tread' in vol. 1, no. 1 of this journal (Horgan and Douglas 1998). It seeks to provide recommendations concerning the way forward which were submitted by the authors to the National Forum for Early Childhood Education in February 1988. These were based on research carried out for more than a decade on Early Years Education and Care in the Education Department of University College Cork. The paper commences with an overview of the `Early Years' in the Republic of Ireland and then considers quality child-centred provision under three headings; structures, training and curriculum. It concludes that the period from zero to six heralds the development of an individual's spiritual, emotional, moral, social, cognitive, linguistic, creative and physical growth. Hence, if we really care about educational standards, educational continuity and the spiritual and psychological well-being of future generations, Early Childhood services must be a priority target. In other words, the main concern should be the care and education of our youngest, and indeed most vulnerable, citizens - the children of this State. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Waterford Institute of Technology en
dc.relation.uri http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966-9760&volume=3&issue=3&spage=51 en
dc.subject Curriculum en
dc.subject Early childhood education en
dc.subject Nursery en
dc.subject Teacher training en
dc.subject Preschool en
dc.subject.lcsh Early childhood education -- Ireland en
dc.title The light beneath the bushel - a discussion paper on early years education and care in the Republic of Ireland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Prof. Francis Douglas, Early Childhood Studies, Dept. of Education, UCC. Email: FDouglas@education.ucc.ie Tel. + 353 21 490 2684/2465 en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Dr. Mary Horgan, Early Childhood Studies, Dept. of Education, UCC. Email: m.horgan@education.ucc.ie Tel. + 353 21 490 3778/2465/2467
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mary.horgan@ucc.ie en


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