1st Edition

Teachers' and Families' Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century Vol. II

Edited By Sivanes Phillipson, Susanne Garvis Copyright 2019
    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    The second volume in this Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: International Teaching, Family and Policy Perspectives miniseries focuses on teacher and family perspectives of early childhood education and care from 19 different countries around the world. The aim of this volume is to articulate the key components of teacher education and family practices that impact young children’s education and care. Each country featured in this volume presents its own unique perspective in relation to the cultural and societal constraints around teacher training and/or family practices and the thinking around those practices that are important for early childhood development. Offering a unique insight into how teachers and families work together in different countries, the book is essential reading for early childhood educators, researchers, early childhood organisations, policy makers and those interested to know more about early childhood within an international perspective.

    List of Figures

    List of Tables

    Notes on contributors


    1 Teachers and families perspectives in early childhood education and care in the 21st Century

    Sivanes Phillipson & Susanne Garvis

    2 Australian families’ perceptions of access to capitals to support early mathematical learning

    Gerarda Richards, Sivanes Phillipson & Ann Gervasoni

    3 Working towards change: The early childhood education and care workforce in Canada

    Rachel Langford & Brooke Richardson

    4 Quality preschool teaching and language development in Chile: What do we need to focus on?

    Macarena Silva

    5 Children’s wellbeing: a joint effort? Collaboration about Danish children’s wellbeing across the contexts of family life and kindergarten.

    Anja Marschall

    6 Academia undermining professionalism? Estonian preschool teachers’ views and expectations of teacher professionalism

    Rain Mikser, Katrin Niglas, Maire Tuul, Marika Veisson & Ivor F. Goodson

    7 Studying compassion in the work of ECEC educators in Finland: A sociocultural approach to practical wisdom in early childhood education settings

    Jaakko Hilppö, Antti Rajala, Lasse Lipponen, Annukka Pursi & Rekar Abdulhamed

    8 Developing ECEC professionals for multicultural environments in Germany: A European approach

    Claudia M. Ueffing & Heidi Harju-Luukkainen

    9 Parent involvement in Greek early childhood education and care: The need for new policies and practices

    Maria Birbili & Irini Roufidou

    10 Preschool teachers’ working conditions in Iceland: Crisis in the making

    Kristín Dýrfjörð

    11 Pathways to build strong and equal family-professional partnerships in communities in Korea

    Sojung Seo

    12 Partnership with families in early childhood education: New Zealand’s policy and professional context

    Karyn Aspden, Claire McLachlan, Sue Cherrington, Gaye Tyler-Merrick, Tara McLaughlin & Joanna Phillips

    13 To what extend does ITERS-R address pedagogical quality as described in the Norwegian Framework Plan?

    Elisabeth Bjørnestad, Anne Grethe Baustad & Marit Alvestad

    14 Preschool teacher participation in Russia: Background, system and modern trends

    Igor Shiyan, Olga Shiyan, Aleksander Veraksa & Nikolay Veraksa

    15 The issue of parent participation in preschool education in Serbia

    Tijana Bogovac

    16 Academic or else: Singapore parents’ aspirations for their children’s early education

    Sivanes Phillipson, Eugenia Koh & Salwa Sujuddin

    17 Preschool and society in Sweden: A continual state of change

    Pia Williams, Sonja Sheridan & Susanne Garvis

    18 Reconceptualising storytelling as an effective curriculum practice to promote family resilience of preschoolers in Taiwan: The lens of a developmental systems framework

    Kuan-Ling Lin

    19 Teacher development and parent engagement in ECEC in The Netherlands

    Elisabeth Duursma & Paul Leseman

    20 Parent involvement in the Turkish early childhood education system

    Şenil Ünlü Çetin

    21 Teachers and families perspectives in early childhood education and care: A reflection of 19 countries

    Susanne Garvis & Sivanes Phillipson



    Sivanes Phillipson is a professor of education and the associate dean international at the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne University of Technology. She is also the Routledge series editor for Evolving Families, and is currently consulting for research projects on families and children education.

    Susanne Garvis is a professor of child and youth studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is the leader of the funded Nordic Early Childhood Research Group (NECA) and currently works on national and international research grants around early childhood education and care.