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Five preschool curricula - comparative perspective

Författare och institution:
Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson (Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik, enheten för Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap); Sonja Sheridan (Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik, enheten för Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap); Pia Williams (Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik, enheten för Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap)
Publicerad i:
International Journal of Early Childhood, 38 ( 1 ) s. 11-29
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
In recent years the OECD has undertaken the evaluation of early childhood education and care (ECEC) on behalf of ministers of education in a number of countries in order to support quality improvement in this field. This article is based on a workshop for the national coordinators of early childhood policy in Sweden, 2003, which dealt with Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education. The five curricula presented were Reggio Emilia, Te Whãriki, Experiential Education, High/Scope and the Swedish National Curriculum for Preschool. The aim of this article is to compare these curricula, establishing similarities and differences discussing quality aspects and problematising the general and the cultural specifics of each curriculum per se and in relation to the others. A further aim is to raise awareness of curriculum questions in connection with children’s learning and development. The article is based on a pedagogical perspective of quality, which takes the perspective of the child and focuses on what is best for a child’s learning and development in a specific culture. The results of the analysis show that the five curricula are of high quality in relation to each country’s culture. High quality in preschool means giving the children a good start in life. The unique and competent child has rights of its own and should be treated with respect. In focus are the individual child’s opportunities for building up knowledge and expressing their understanding of the surrounding world. High quality is also related to the competent and professional teacher with theoretical and pedagogical knowledge.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Utbildningsvetenskap ->
Preschool, Curriculum, Early Childhood, Reggio Emilia, Te Whariki, High/Scope
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Posten skapad:
2006-11-28 10:20
Posten ändrad:
2009-11-19 12:58

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