Tuesday, July 01, 2008
This is the DCSF press release on which the previous two posts on the review of the EYFS are based. Notably, given that some of the opposition to it has been associated with the Steiner movement, the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship spokesperson is reported as valuing the principles on which the EYFS is based. News Centre : Department for Children, Schools and Families: "Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship"
Every child a dauphin. Joseph Epstein describes -- and decries -- the 'lavishing of expense and anxiety' on American (and, presumably other) children.
Childcentredness as 'navel-gazing'? As in the toxic-childhoods discussions appearing in the media recently, this article seems to heap just about everything but the kitchen sink into a description of why today's children are too soft for their own good.
Settings to be able to opt out of EYFS as opposition forces government to retreat. Government agrees to rethink early years curriculum | News crumb | EducationGuardian.co.uk
Widespread opposition brings about a review of EYFS literacy targets before they have been implemented. BBC NEWS | Education | Review for early learning goals