Chapter 1 Assessment in the early years Chapter 2 Theory, philosophies and beliefs: seeing children and thinking about assessment Chapter 3 International perspectives on play and assessment Chapter 4 What role does assessment play in curriculum planning? Chapter 5 Why assess? Examining the purposes of assessment in education Chapter 6 What to assess: From ideology to the best interests of the child Chapter 7 How to assess: uses and purposes of current assessment tools Chapter 8 Social and cultural contexts in assessment can one size fit all? Chapter 9 Early intervention and assessment: purposes and processes Chapter 10 Individual differences and assessment in the early childhood setting Chapter 11 Moving forward collaboratively Chapter 12 Conclusion
Claire McLachlan, Susan Edwards, Valerie Margrain and Karen McLean Claire McLachlan is Professor of Childhood Education at Massey University, New Zealand. Susan Edwards is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at Australian Catholic University. Valerie Margrain is a Senior Lecturer and National Coordinator for Master of Teaching (Early Years) & Master of Early Childhood Education at Australian Catholic University. Karen McLean is a Lecturer in Education at Australian Catholic University. She was awarded the 2012 Australian Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.