The foundation phase: perceptions, attitudes and expectations. An overview of the ethos and an analysis of the implications of the implementation.

Thomas, Sally (2005) The foundation phase: perceptions, attitudes and expectations. An overview of the ethos and an analysis of the implications of the implementation. Masters thesis, University of Wales, Trinity St David.

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Abstract

The inception of the Welsh Assembly Government and the resultant devolved powers has given Wales autonomy in several areas, one of which is education. The Ministry of Education and Lifelong learning has produced a number of legislative initiatives which have seen policy in Wales and England significantly diverge. The proposal of a new curriculum for the early years from 3-7 has major financial, social and educational implications for Wales. This study investigates how the Foundation Phase is being trialled in one of the 41 pilot settings across Wales and analyses the feelings and attitudes to the initiative of practitioners in a sample of 94 pilot and non-pilot settings. The analysis of the research indicated that while many respondents had mixed feelings towards the initiative, the overall reaction was generally positive. A strong desire for guidance and support was expressed but the challenge of delivering the Foundation Phase was welcomed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Series: Carmarthen / Lampeter Dissertations;10412/113.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education , Preschool, Early years education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Masters Dissertations
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2014 16:37
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 12:32
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/361

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