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Starting School at Four

Starting School at Four
A Joint Endeavour

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Early Childhood Education

May 1995 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book highlights issues concerning the child's first year in school and considers the needs of four-year-olds. The author does not advocate the admission of four-year-olds to school, but accepts that admission to mainstream school is a reality for many children of this age.

She sets out the basics of good educational practice for the under-fivess, considers the factors which support that practice, and suggests that these factors are an essential requirement for the future education of all under-fives.

A Joint Enterprise
The Introduction to School
The Personal Development of Young Children
Young Children Learning
The Foundation Curriculum
The Foundation Curriculum
Following and Responding to Young Children’s Progress

Marion Dowling

Marion Dowling was involved in the pre-school playgroup movement, taught in London and was headteacher of a state nursery school. She was an educational adviser in two local authorities, a member of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate, and has been involved in a number of government working parties on early years.  She now works as a trainer and consultant in the UK and overseas.Marion is an experienced author and is vice president of Early Education, a national charity.  More About Author