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Assessment in Early Childhood Settings
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A Folk Model of Assessment - and an Alternative Learning Dispositions Interest and Involvement Persisting with Difficulty and Uncertainty Communicating with Others and Taking Responsibility Learning Stories Describing Discussing Documenting Deciding The Learning Story

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Dr Margaret Carr is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Early Childhood Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand. The innovative national early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki, which she co-authored, has been of considerable interest in the UK, USA, and elsewhere.

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`I would recommend this book to practitioners interested in reflecting on their own practice and approach to assessment. The insights provided are thought-provoking and promote a practical and positive approach to early years assessment' - Early Talk `This is an inspiring book from bilingual, bicultural New Zealand about revolutionizing the assessment of young children's learning and progress.... I hope this book inspires United Kingdom practitioners to set out on learning story journeys' - Nursery World `I found Margaret Carr's book fascinating... the ideas and arguments put forward are well worth mulling over' - Early Years Educator `This book manages to blend recognized theory and recent research with practice. I found it easy, and sometimes enjoyable, to read; it provided plenty of "food for thought" as well as references on "how to". I would recommend it to all early childhood practitioners, not just those considering their current assessment procedures, as the chapters focusing on the child as a learner are of value on their own' - Julia Browne, Goldsmiths Association for Early Childhood

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