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‘This informative and wide-ranging book argues persuasively for the value of multiple perspectives, both international and disciplinary, in the study and practice of early childhood education, because they feed our imaginations and provoke us to think. And while illustrating the many differences that exist between countries, it highlights the shared issues confronting us, wherever we live.’ - Emeritus Professor Peter Moss, Institute of Education, University of London
Chapter 11: International Perspectives: Using the Lens of ‘Other’ to Consider what We Learn
International Perspectives: Using the Lens of ‘Other’ to Consider what We Learn
Introduction: What do we Learn from International Perspectives?
Interest in learning about early childhood education and care (ECEC) in other countries has perhaps never been greater. There has been a burgeoning of comparisons, investigations and inquiries in recent years, from country reports on whole systems such as Starting Strong (OECD, 2001, 2006) to thematic inquiries such as international reviews of curriculum and assessment frameworks (Bertram and Pascal, 2002), the contribution of ECEC to social inclusion policies and practices (Children in Scotland, 2011) and investigations into the competences held by ECEC practitioners (CoRE, 2011). International studies can be highly influential. An ...