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Early Child Care and Education in Finland

Early Child Care and Education in Finland Author Kaarina Määttä
ISBN-10 9781317980445
Release 2014-06-11
Pages 232
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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.



Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care Finland 2012

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care  Finland 2012 Author Taguma Miho
ISBN-10 9789264173569
Release 2012-03-23
Pages 96
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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.



How Nations Serve Young Children

How Nations Serve Young Children Author Patricia P. Olmsted
ISBN-10 UOM:39015016963434
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 409
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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.



Educational Change in International Early Childhood Contexts

Educational Change in International Early Childhood Contexts Author Linda R. Kroll
ISBN-10 9781317908395
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 200
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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.



Managing a Child Care Service

Managing a Child Care Service Author Manjula Waniganayake
ISBN-10 0958685959
Release 2004
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Managing a Child Care Service has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Managing a Child Care Service also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Managing a Child Care Service book for free.



Researching Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Researching Leadership in Early Childhood Education Author Eeva Hujala, Manjula Waniganayake & Jillian Rodd
ISBN-10 9789514491726
Release 2013
Pages 273
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Researching Leadership in Early Childhood Education focuses on leadership research in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings in seven countries from different parts of the world: Australia, Azerbaijan, England, Finland, Norway, Taiwan and Trinidad and Tobago. This publication emerged through conversations that began at the inaugural &‘International Leadership Research Forum' (ILRF) held in Finland in 2011. It introduces theoretical perspectives and the history of leadership research as well studies on management practices in different countries. This publication responds to the challenges of developing further research into early childhood leadership in a rapidly changing world where young children and families continue to gather at ECEC settings. Effective leadership from early childhood educators can make a difference in ensuring every child enjoys high quality ECEC programs that nurture their wellbeing and developmental potential to the fullest.



International Perspectives on Research in Early Childhood Education

International Perspectives on Research in Early Childhood Education Author Olivia Saracho
ISBN-10 9781607527749
Release 2005-09-01
Pages 389
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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.



Starting Strong Early Childhood Education and Care

Starting Strong Early Childhood Education and Care Author OECD
ISBN-10 9789264192829
Release 2001-05-28
Pages 216
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Taking a broader and more holistic approach to early childhood than previous studies, this book provides a comparative analysis of major policy developments and issues in 12 OECD countries, highlights innovative approaches, and proposes policy options that can be adapted to varied country contexts.



Childcare Early Education and Social Inequality

Childcare  Early Education and Social Inequality Author Hans-Peter Blossfeld
ISBN-10 9781786432094
Release 2017-04-28
Pages 352
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Recognising that social change over recent decades has strengthened the need for early childhood education and care, this book seeks to answer what role this plays in creating and compensating for social inequalities in educational attainment.



Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care

Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care Author Carmen Dalli
ISBN-10 9781317987123
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 164
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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.



Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in Finland

Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in Finland Author
ISBN-10 9520009078
Release 2001
Pages 74
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Involvement of Children and Teacher Style

Involvement of Children and Teacher Style Author Ferre Laevers
ISBN-10 9058673421
Release 2003
Pages 189
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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.



Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care Japan 2012

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care  Japan 2012 Author Taguma Miho
ISBN-10 9789264176621
Release 2012-09-28
Pages 112
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This book focuses on quality issues in early childhood education and care in Japan.



Working with Young Children in Europe

Working with Young Children in Europe Author Pamela Oberhuemer
ISBN-10 1446240606
Release 1997-04-28
Pages 248
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Working with Young Children in Europe provides information on the social context of childcare and educational services in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It documents the major kinds of provision for young children and describes the training of staff working in early childhood services. The book also includes material on provision and staff training for work with school-age children outside schools hours. In addition, cross-national themes and issues on training, provision and policy have been drawn out for comparative analysis.



Exploring childhood in a comparative context

Exploring childhood in a comparative context Author Mabel Ann Brown
ISBN-10 9781136499449
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 198
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Exploring Childhood in a Comparative Context meets an increasing need for students focusing on early childhood to be familiar with alternative practices in other countries. Providing a ready-made source of information about a wide range of countries including Finland, the Netherlands, the United States, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa and many more, the book clearly describes the way each country understands and conceptualises childhood. Each chapter includes contextual information about the country, an introduction to the theory that has shaped practice and describes the curriculum for pre-school and primary education. Including vignettes from practitioners working in each country to illustrate practice, the chapters explore key themes such as: Child development Parental involvement Teaching and learning Professionalism Assessment Pupil experience. Accessibly written and including opportunities for reflection, this timely new book will give students a valuable insight into alternative education systems that is essential if they are to become practitioners with a current and global approach.



Nordic Childhoods and Early Education

Nordic Childhoods and Early Education Author Johanna Einarsdottir
ISBN-10 9781607524779
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 325
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In this book, noted Nordic researchers and teacher educators provide insights into early childhood discourses and practices in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In addition to these insiders’ perspectives, an American scholars explore Nordic themes, trends, and practices as they emerge in the book's chapters on such varied topics as Nordic childhoods, children's perspectives, preschool teacher education reforms and developments, transition from preschool to primary school, learning through play, caregiving and instruction.



Perceptions of Early Childhood Education Professionals on Teacher Leadership in Finland

Perceptions of Early Childhood Education Professionals on Teacher Leadership in Finland Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:1028150725
Release 2018
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ABSTRACT: This study investigated perceptions of early childhood education (ECE) professionals employed at three ECE centres on teacher leadership enactment in Finland. These professionals comprised childcare nurses, teachers and ECE centre directors. Theoretically, the study was anchored on an analysis of teacher leadership and distributed leadership literature comprising research based in early childhood and school education contexts. Findings based on focus groups and interviews with participants suggest that teacher leadership was perceived as a responsibility of ECE pedagogy in Finland. Centre directors were considered remote from daily practice and leadership for pedagogy within the centres was shared with teachers. Teacher leadership was enacted through assessment, planning and ensuring that pedagogy was connected with each centre's goals. Participants' perceptions also indicated that centres differed on how support was being provided to teacher leaders.