- xvii, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Garvis, Susanne,Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi,Phillipson, Sivanes,
- Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "The first volume in this Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: International Teaching, Family and Policy Perspectives miniseries provides a snapshot of early childhood education and care from 19 different countries around the world. The intention is to provide a description for the policy and provision for young children and their families in each of the unique contemporary contexts. The selection of countries includes every continent in the world to provide variety across cultures, socio-economic status, location, population and other unique factors. Some chapters also share the development and history of early childhood in their country, including economic and political transitions that lead to changes in early childhood provision and policy. The book provides essential takeaways for early childhood educators, researchers, early childhood organisations, policy makers and those interested to know more about early childhood education within an international perspective" --