Educating the Young Child

Common Characteristics and Unique Qualities in Preschool Programs

Global Perspectives in Early Childhood Education

Editors: Wortham, Sue C (Ed.)

  • Unique in providing visions into early childhood care and education throughout the world
  • Examines how the basic characteristics of quality in early childhood programs are realized
  • Provides a comprehensive understanding of early childhood programs in a variety of approaches and settings
  • 23 authors represent 12 different countries with various types of early childhood programs
  • Valuable source of information about program initiation and assessment
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About this book

We live in a world that is transitioning from focus on early childhood education within individual countries into a global perspective that considers how early childhood education is conducted in many diverse cultures and environments. The challenge on a global basis is how to develop programs in countries and environments that are different from a specifically western perspective.  Economic, geographic, and cultural influences infuse early childhood programs around the world.

In 1999, a group of educators representing 36 countries developed guidelines for establishing minimum standards for preschool programs. A purpose for developing the guidelines was to provide guidance for countries that wished to evaluate and improve their own programs. A second purpose was to help developing countries initiating preschools to have relevant information about quality programs. The later development of an assessment tool based on the Global Guidelines served as a vehicle to use the guidelines to assess a single program or multiple programs. The continuing work with these guidelines in many countries throughout the world since 2000 has resulted in the collection of information that reveals the uniqueness of programs in different countries.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Looking at Early Childhood Programs from a Global Perspective

    Wortham, Sue C.

    Pages 1-10

  • Cross-Cultural Collaboration Research to Improve Early Childhood Education

    Bergen, Doris (et al.)

    Pages 13-20

  • From Montessori to Culturally Relevant Schools Under The Trees in Kenya

    Mbugua, Tata

    Pages 23-35

  • Establishing Preschool Environments in Rural West Africa

    Wortham, Sue C.

    Pages 37-46

  • Kindergarten Environments in Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Modena, and Parma, Italy In Search of Quality

    Stegelin, Dolores (et al.)

    Pages 47-54

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4972-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4971-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9673-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Common Characteristics and Unique Qualities in Preschool Programs
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives in Early Childhood Education
Editors
  • Sue C Wortham
Series Title
Educating the Young Child
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4972-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4972-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4971-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9673-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 182
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