Economic Benefit of Early Childhood Education

Most national governments have ratified the various international agreements that recognize the importance and vulnerability of children. Most recognize that special attention most go towards developing an effective educational system to tackle the complexity involved in human development. However, for most national governments, often the benefits of early childhood education (ECE) is not viewed from the child’s perspective, but from the economic benefit that comes with a highly educated adult workforce.
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Learning Theories in the Early Childhood Classroom

Within the social constructivist theory, learning is explained as involving a complex interaction of interdependent social and individual processes that co-construct knowledge. The learner constructs his or her knowledge from a range of internal and external experiences where pre-existing schemas and knowledge are adapted to the newly acquired knowledge. Continue reading “Learning Theories in the Early Childhood Classroom”