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Teachers' and Families' Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care

Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century Vol. II, 1st Edition

Edited by Sivanes Phillipson, Susanne Garvis


282 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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


About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Evolving Families

This series focuses on issues, challenges and empirical best practices surrounding evolving families that impact upon their survival, development and outcomes. The aim of this series is twofold: (1) to showcase the diversity of evolving families and the multiple factors that make up the function of families and their evolution across time, systems and cultures;  (2) to build on preventative, interventionist, engagement and recovery methods for the promotion of healthy and successful evolving families across generations, social and political contexts and cultures.

Each book in this series will present a coherent view of at least one theme of the evolving families with the intention to articulate meaningful empirical research that informs best practice in sustaining evolving families and their future. Possible themes can be around (but not limited to) cultural and racial backgrounds, disabilities, social and economic disadvantage, stress, inter-generational mobility, grief, transitions, internal and external conflicts, and policies affecting families. The books will also derive its contents from dialogues between researchers and practitioners and inspire further intellectual debate amongst its readers. All books in the series will address relevant research and practice from around the world, and whilst the books will be allowed to have their own unique feature, each will provide a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to the evolving families of this millennia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDUCATION / Comparative