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5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
After studying this chapter the reader should be able to: • Describe the historical origins, the longitudinal research, and the theoretical underpinnings of the HighScope approach. • Identify the teaching strategies adopted by HighScope educators. • Appreciate the curriculum content. • Understand the HighScope approach to the assessment of children’s learning. • Consider some criticisms of the HighScope research and approach to early learning.
This chapter aims to provide an overview of the HighScope curriculum. It is presented in order of the learning objectives listed above.
French, G. The HighScope Approach to Early Learning. The high scope approach to early learning, Book chapter from "Early childhood education and care: an introduction for students in Ireland" Maire Mhic Mahuna and Mark Taylor (Eds). 2012. Gill and McMillan, Dublin.