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Early Child Care And Education In Finland

Author : Kaarina Määttä
ISBN : 9781317980445
Genre : Education
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What is childhood like in Finland? What kind of practical solutions have been created and evaluated that aim at both providing good childhood experiences and supporting children’s positive development? What practices aim to prevent child exclusion from regular education and social experiences and to foster children’s healthy development in emotional, social, and behavioural terms? This book considers the reality of childhood in Finland. It discusses the realisation and evaluation of early childhood education and addresses aspects of research and practice concerning children under the age of 10. It examines the growth and development of young children, how learning and teaching are organised, practices of rearing children and the state of child care in Finland. Contributors represent a variety of universities and sub disciplines in the science of education and focus on perspectives of children’s well-being, special viewpoints of early childhood education, care, and research in Finland. This book was originally published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.

International Perspectives On Research In Early Childhood Education

Author : Olivia Saracho
ISBN : 9781607527749
Genre : Education
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In the chapters that follow, the history and current status of early childhood education in selected countries, along with a review of current research that is being conducted in these countries will be presented. In essence this will provide a glimpse of the intellectual base of early childhood education in many parts of the world.

How Nations Serve Young Children

Author : Patricia P. Olmsted
ISBN : UOM:39015016963434
Genre : Political Science
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In this monograph, researchers have compiled information for a worldwide perspective on the history, resources, and public policies behind early childhood care and education services in 14 countries. The countries include Belgium, Federal Republic of Germany, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, People's Republic of China, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, and the United States.

Quality Matters In Early Childhood Education And Care Quality Matters In Early Childhood Education And Care Finland 2012

Author : Taguma Miho
ISBN : 9789264173569
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This report reviews quality in childhood education and care in Finland. It suggest strengths and point to areas for further reflection on current policy initiatives.

Educational Change In International Early Childhood Contexts

Author : Linda R. Kroll
ISBN : 9781317908395
Genre : Education
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Co-published with the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), Educational Change in International Early Childhood Contexts: Crossing Borders of Reflection examines the role of teacher reflection in a variety of educational contexts worldwide. Using a case study approach that integrates research, theory, policy, and practice, international contributors show how, in some settings, local traditions and values are honored while, in others, international educational ideas and programs become modified to suit local needs. Cases from Japan, China, Palestine, South Africa, Kenya, Finland, Italy, and New Zealand are discussed, as well as models from the United States. Through its thorough investigation into teacher reflection practices throughout the world, Educational Change in International Early Childhood Contexts: Crossing Borders of Reflection focuses on the transformative value of these practices to promote change in early childhood education. Framing commentary from Linda R. Kroll and Daniel R. Meier provides context and places the case studies in conversation with one another, allowing for productive international comparisons in this dynamic collection.

Professionalism In Early Childhood Education And Care

Author : Carmen Dalli
ISBN : 9781317987123
Genre : Education
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The professionalism of the early childhood sector has gained prominence on the policy agendas of many countries. National pedagogical frameworks or curricula and an upsurge of pathways to gaining or upgrading qualifications has led to a pervasive terminology of professionalism. Yet, despite the pervasiveness of this terminology, the question of what professionalism means in early years contexts remains open to debate. This book draws together the work of an international group of scholars who have engaged with this question. They ask: How can professionalism be conceptualised in early childhood settings? How might one act professionally in increasingly diverse and changing social and cultural contexts? Do we have a common ground of understanding about these terms? Are there key concepts that can be agreed upon? Drawing on research and experience across a wide range of national contexts, this book seeks an understanding of early childhood professionalism in local contexts that might throw light on the global implications of this term. This book was published as a special issue in the European Early Childhood Education Research Journal.

Assessment And Documentation In Early Childhood Education

Author : Maarit Alasuutari
ISBN : 9781317817062
Genre : Education
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Documentation in early childhood education is typically seen as a means to enhance the quality of care and education, and as a way to take account of the child’s view. Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education considers the increasing trend towards systematic child documentation especially in early childhood institutions. The authors present ways in which assessment and evaluation is done sometimes explicitly but more often implicitly in these practices, and explore its means, aims, forms, and functions. They also examine the rationalities of child documentation from the perspective of professional practice and professionalism and suggest that documentation and assessment practices can weaken and constrain but also empower and strengthen teachers, children and parents. Topics explored include: Different forms of documentation and assessment Documentation and listening to the children Dilemmas of assessment and documentation Participation by children Involvement of parents This timely book will be appealing for those studying in the field of early childhood education, teacher education, special education, general education, social work, counselling, psychology, sociology, childhood studies, and family studies.

Quality Matters In Early Childhood Education And Care Quality Matters In Early Childhood Education And Care Japan 2012

Author : Taguma Miho
ISBN : 9789264176621
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This book focuses on quality issues in early childhood education and care in Japan.

Involvement Of Children And Teacher Style

Author : Ferre Laevers
ISBN : 9058673421
Genre : Education
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The aim of this book is to explore in depth how the process-oriented approach can improve the quality of education and teaching in a wide variety of contexts, that is: (1) in several European countries with different traditions and cultures, (2) in settings going from early childhood education up to the field of the professional development of teachers and (3) in institutions with differing profiles, ranging from research centres to teacher training institutes.

Early Childhood Education And Care Policy In Finland

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ISBN : 9520009078
Genre : Child care
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