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  • Education management in early childhood development 2/e
  • Meier C, Marais P
  • ISBN: 9780627029462
  • eISBN: 9780627030246
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627032189
  • 379 Pages | Published: 2012

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
Appendices
Appendix A Important numbers and documents
Appendix B ECD Helpline

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