Stephen C (2006) Early Years Education: Perspectives from a Review of the International Literature. Social Research. Scottish Executive Education Department. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/01/26094635/0
This review of the international literature was commissioned by the Scottish Executive at a time educational reform. The focus was on the kind of educational provision that is developmentally and culturally appropriate for young learners. The review addresses three questions: 1. What kind of educational experiences are offered in early childhood and what evidence is there of their impact? 2. Is early years eduation a distinct phase in the education system? 3. How are decisions made about when children should have particular educational experiences?
Early years education; impact of educational experiences; literature review; transition to school; Creative thinking Study and teaching (Elementary) Great Britain; Early childhood education