'This informative and wide-ranging book argues persuasively for the value of multiple perspectives, both international and disciplinary, in the study and practice of early childhood education, because they feed our imaginations and provoke us to think. And while illustrating the many differences that exist between countries, it highlights the shared issues confronting us, wherever we live.' - Emeritus Professor Peter Moss, Institute of Education, University of London
Stemming from original research in the field, a range of expert contributors explore the key themes and debates surrounding international perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Drawing on studies carried out in Norway, Mexico, France, Hungary and many more countries, the book covers a wide range of topics including:
the relationship between early childhood and primary education
gender and play in ECEC
working with families
With case studies, detailed suggestions for further reading at different levels and discussion points, this is a key text for students of Early Years at all levels, from Foundation Degree to Masters, as well as current early years practitioners.
Linda Miller is Professor Emeritus of Early Years, The Open University.
Claire Cameron is Senior Reader in Education at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.
Claire Cameron is Reader in Education at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. She has carried out research on children and young people, children's services and the children's workforce for over 20 years, with a particular interest in young people in institutional and marginalised circumstances and in care and education, and the interface between the two. She has a long-standing interest in European comparative research and was coordinator of the Young People from a Public Care Background: Pathways to Education in Europe (YiPPEE) study, funded by the European Commission's Framework Programme 7. Her interests also span the European professional of social pedagogy and what this may have to offer to professional practice with children and young people in the United Kingdom.
International Perspectives: Themes And Issues - Linda Miller and Claire Cameron PART ONE: CARE, EDUCATION AND NOTIONS OF INTERVENTION Seeing Early Childhood Issues Through A European Lens - Pamela Oberhuemer The Relationship Between Early Childhood And Primary Education - Yoshie Kaga How to Construct a Curriculum in an Italian Nido - Tullia Musatti, Donatella Giovannini, Susanna Mayer, Group Nido LagoMago The French Approach To Family Intervention With Families With Young Children - Anne-Marie Doucet-Dahlgren The Roma Early Childhood Inclusion (RECI) Research Project - John Bennett PART TWO: CHILDREN'S SPACES Space And Place As A Source Of Belonging And Participation In Early Years Services In Chiapas, Mexico - Margaret Kernan and Kathia Loyzaga Place-based Learning in Early Years Services: Approaches and Examples from Norway and Scotland - Bronwen Cohen and Wenche Ronning Perceptions of Using the Outdoors in Early Childhood Education and Care Centres in England, Hungary and Denmark: Some Questions About the Recruitment of Male Workers - Claire Cameron Agency and Children's Well-being - Roger Hancock, Ann Cameron and Ayshe Talay-Ongan International Perspectives: Using The Lens Of 'Other' To Consider What We Learn - Claire Cameron and Linda Miller