Early Childhood Education and Care Quality in Europe and the USA: Issues of Conceptualization, Measurement and Policy

1st Edition

Konstantina Rentzou, Ruslan Slutsky

Published May 8, 2019
Reference - 150 Pages
ISBN 9780367245658 - CAT# 308301

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This book captures information about early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies and practices in different countries and aims to question the degree to which these countries have managed to meet the needs of children, families, and the ECEC workforce.

The book illustrates how different countries have adapted different strategies focusing on policy when it comes to quality ECEC. The goal of the book is twofold. First and foremost, it aims to present key findings and challenges for improving ECEC as a whole. Second, it aims to highlight problems and concerns which the field of ECEC faces, with respect to delivering high-quality care and education to all children.

As neither “ECEC” nor “quality” are universal concepts – but are shaped by social-cultural values, as well as national, economic, and political contexts in which ECEC services are provided – this cross-country volume is extremely relevant for fully understanding issues in the field of ECEC.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.

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