New-style 'nappy curriculum' will damage childhood
In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, academics and authors said that controversial education reforms are robbing under-fives of the ability to play and leading to the schoolification of the early years.
They claim that compulsory nappy curriculum that all nurseries, pre-schools and childminders are supposed to follow puts too much emphasis on formal learning in areas such as the three-Rs.
The Coalition has already unveiled a radical overhaul of the so-called Early Years Foundation Stage - introduced under Labour - including a significant cut in the number of targets all children are supposed to hit by the age of five.
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"New-style 'nappy curriculum' will damage childhood", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2012. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/new-style-nappy-curriculum-will-damage-childhood