For upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood curriculum. This text uses a socio-historical perspective to examine the major curriculum models-Montessori, Developmental-Interaction, Direct Instruction, Kamii-DeVries, High-Scope, and Reggio Emilia. Its comprehensive coverage looks at each model in terms of purpose and function, impact on early childhood education, theoretical underpinnings, and current evaluations. Unique to this market, this non-traditional text provokes intellectual engagement and reflective practice. Readers will find this edition to be thoroughly updated and completely accessible.Goffin, Stacie G. is the author of 'Curriculum Models and Early Childhood Education Appraising the Relationship', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130878212 and ISBN 0130878219.