a little knowledge is a dangerous thing (alexander pope)

Please just take a minute to read this… and the first response that followed it.

http://forums.vr-zone.com/world-news-singapore-affairs/353361-forum-news-responsibilities-early-childhood-educator.html

this makes my blood boil – but i am ever more rooted in my convictions, in the fundamentals of early education.

if we ourselves are not fronting the battle we own, no one else will.

Amos Bronson Alcott: “To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.”

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Hothousing Young Children: Implications for Early Childhood Policy and Practice

Hi girls!

I finally figured out how to post something with the help of my dear friend cynthia. 🙂
Wanted to share this article that I found while doing my advocacy paper about the detrimental effects of inappropriate practices for young children, and hope you’ll find this useful!
Please feel free to share your thoughts and other articles too!
This link would bring you to ERIC’s website where the article is stored.

Jasmine Quek

How to Assess, and How Not To

Hey,

Short excerpt that I got in my mail: key tips to assessment, concise and makes very much sense. Something to paste on our classroom shelf in the future!

ExchangeEveryDay, 5 Feb 09

Info from Yvonne regarding Inclusion in Singapore

Hey all, here are some resources I’m posting on behalf of Yvonne who has sourced for additional information (and information obtained from some of you) with relation to our discussion and queries last session. Useful for both cohorts – it’s about inclusionary practices in Singapore!

Guidelines for child care centre providing services for children with special needs

Enabling Masterplan: Early intervention and education for children with special needs

“Please note early intervention and education of children with special needs especially for those who are preschoolers are lead by social service sector. But in this Masterplan by MCYS it is highlighted that greater ownership by relevant government ministries is necessary.It is proposed that MOE and MOH set a panel for Early intervention and education and take ownership and lead in integrating services in education and therapy support for children with special needs.Other members could include MCYS, NCSS, Key VWOs etc. The will influence to move students and resources to preschools, mainstream and special schools.”

Yvonne