EARLY CHILDHOOD 4
Inhuman development, early childhood is an important stage that setsthe foundation for physical, cognitive, and social growth. In fact,some kids face challenges in their development cycle owing to theprevailing social and physical circumstances. As such, guidance by acare giver or parent is instrumental in ensuring that a kid gets theright footing in human development. Apparently,the school environment has not been instrumental in addressing thechallenges affecting the victimised kids who would wih to enrol inthe ECD program. The contribution of the learning institutions,teachers and care givers has not been fully utilised.
Inhis study, Capel(2012) seeks to examine the influence of classroom practices on thequality of early childhood education. The researcher undertook aqualitative research to generate informative findings for the matterunder study. The findings indicate that mindlessness has negativeeffects on the quality of education. He observes that mindfulness canbe realized through appropriate and friendly approaches that considerthe individual interests of the kids.
Mindfulapproaches not only fulfill the curriculum obligations but also theexperiences of the learner. Good experiences result in bettercurriculum quality. Capel (2012)
Thediscussions are clear and comprehensive, particularly on theinformation relating to the mindful practices in improving thequality ECD. Right from the introduction, the author gives criticalinformation on why the classroom practices are instrumental in therealization of positive outcomes. The author appreciates pastliterature on the matter. The discussion has appropriate referencesto make the information more credible. It is easier for the reader tohave a clear understanding and focus on the subject matter of thestudy. This improves the flow and understanding of the journal. Boththe abstract and the introduction of the journal article are crucial,as they have introduced to the reader what is expected in the bodypart of the content. Nonetheless, the key words should have beenhighlighted or clear headings used by the author.
Further,the author examines the converse scenario on the mindless practices.It is through the approach that the author draws important findingsabout the study. The study was only limited to one locality hence theneed to involve institutions. It is also appropriate for the authorto consider including more variables and factors for considerations.Such factors include cultural variations and physical abilities ofthe children. Earlychildhood intervention measures seek to advocate for the rights andwell-being of the kids to enhance their cognitive development (Wong& Press, 2012).The measures seek to provide educational resources to the children toenhance their cognitive abilities. Withthis in mind, the teachers need to consider appropriate mechanismsthrough better understanding of their prevailing conditions. Furtherresearch need to examine the role of the teachers in the ECD. Being amajor stakeholder in the kid’s development, teachers have a primaryrole to ensure that kids have acquired the appropriate learninginstructions that will enhance their personal development (Li-Grining& Durlak, 2014).
Theauthor observes that mindful practices in a classroom setting canimprove both the quality and performance of the students. Mindlesspractices jeopardize the realization of positive educationaloutcomes. The research has important information to guide theeducational administrators in developing policies for early childhoodeducation. Overall, the article has important information with properadherence to the general rules in research.
Capel,C. M. (2012). Mindlessness/mindfulness, classroom practices andquality of early childhood education.The International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management,29(6),666-680.
Li-Grining,C. P., & Durlak, J. A. (2014). The Design and Implementation of Intervention Programs: Informing Efforts to AddressRisk and Promote Resilience. Journalof Prevention & Intervention in the Community,42(4), 243-247.
Wong,S., & Press, F. (2012). Integrated services in Australian earlychildhood education and care: What can we learn from our past?Australian Journal of Social Issues, 47(2),153-173,152.