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DANTAS, Elaine Luciana Sobral  and  LOPES, Denise Maria de Carvalho. Childhood education and curriculum: a glance over the academic production. Educação. Porto Alegre [online]. 2020, vol.43, n.3, e38667. ISSN 1981-2582.

This paper analyzes the national academic production relative to the Childhood Education Curriculum theme, acknowledged as controversial since its emergence on the area, the curriculum establishes as central to the consolidation of Childhood Education as an initial stage for Elementary Education, as well as to the construction of proposals and institutional and practices of quality, that respect child’s specificities. This centrality in materialized in oficial curricular documents. Amidst the tensions marking discussions on the theme, what say the the research centering on it? Based on the Digital Library for Theses and Dissertations - BDTD, the study searched investigations focusing the curriculum at/of Childhood Education, between 2009 and 2019. 45 papers were identified, both dissertations and theses, theming curriculum in a multiplicity of focuses and perspectives: public politics, pedagogical practices, elaboration and development processes, foundations, human diversity, specificities and child rights. The diversity of production corroborates the claim that curriculum is fundamental to the education of children from zero to five years of age, implying more studies and comprehension of politics, proposals and pedagogical practices.

Keywords : childhood education; curriculum; curricular documents; pedagogical practic.

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