Since 1994, there have been few attempts to address the theoretical and practical foundations of effective management in early childhood development (ECD) and the Foundation Phase in South African schools, yet the survival and success of ECD centres and schools depends on the ability of education managers to meet the needs of the children/learners, educators, parents and the community. Education management in early childhood development provides a comprehensive overview of the management of ECD centres for children from birth to nine years old.
This book is a resource and reference guide which includes amongst others Internet sources and templates such as inventories, financial planning, parents? newsletters and agendas of staff meetings. It focuses especially on the South African context by referring to appropriate examples and scenarios of real-life situations in this country as well as the newly introduced Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS). It also offers practical applications for the many theoretical frameworks in South African schools. All the chapters in this second edition have been updated, and each one begins with learning outcomes and key terms.
Education management in early childhood development is aimed at student teachers, educators, administrators and child caregivers.
Corinne Meier holds a DEd degree and is a full professor in the College of Education at the University of South Africa (Unisa). Prior to joining Unisa in 1991, she was a primary school teacher. She specialises in multicultural education and early childhood development. She has been a guest speaker at conferences and has written articles, co-edited two books and contributed chapters to several books.
Petro Marais holds a DEd degree and is a senior lecturer in the College of Education at Unisa, having previously taught for several years. She specialises in management and ECD, and teaching practice, and has 20 years of teaching experience through open distance learning. She has published nationally and internationally in several peer-reviewed and accredited journals as well as in books. She has also presented numerous papers at national and international conferences and acts as supervisor for postgraduate students. Education Management in Early Childhood Development, 2nd Edition C. Meier & P. Marais 2012 ISBN: 9780627029462 eBook ISBN: 9780627030246
Section A The field of Early Childhood Development and its management
Chapter 1 Education management in Early Childhood Development
Chapter 2 Programmes and institutions for Early Childhood Development
Chapter 3 Early Childhood Development and the law
Section B Managing human resources
Chapter 4 Managing staff in the education of young children
Chapter 5 Managing learners in Early Childhood Development
Chapter 6 Managing differences in Early Childhood Development
Chapter 7 Managing parent partnerships in Early Childhood Development
Chapter 8 Management committees in Early Childhood Development
Section C Managing quality child care
Chapter 9 Managing the learning environment in Early Childhood
Chapter 10 Managing health, safety and equipment in Early Childhood Development
Section D Managing administration
Chapter 11 Managing Finances
Chapter 12 Managing administration in Early Childhood Development
Section E Establishing an Early Childhood Development centre
Chapter 13 Establishing an Early Childhood Development centre
Appendix A Important numbers and documents
Appendix B ECD Helpline
All source material (excluding figures and tables) has been supplied in an editable format (Microsoft Office) and you can fully customise it to your needs.
Please click on the link below to access the Lecturer Support Material (LSM) portal:
If this is the first time you access Van Schaik Publishers LSM, you will need to register and set up a profile. Once your registration has been approved you will be sent an email and will then be able to request access to the resources you need for a particular book. You will also be able to request access to the resources of additional books using your profile.
We welcome any suggestions regarding new or additional resources. For any queries or feedback please contact our digital publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org. The material available varies from book to book and may also be developed further over time.
If you are uncertain about the registration and access request procedures, please download the LSM Manual.
Lecturer Support Material is available free to lecturers who lecture on courses where the book is prescribed but samples are also available should you wish to review what is available as part of your prescribed book selection process. Please contact your Marketer for access to the sample LSM.
Student requests for LSM will not be entertained and any attempts by students to access lecturer support material will be reported to a student’s lecturer or to the Head of Department.