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Chapter 11: Practice and provision for children aged 0-8 in Sweden
Practice and provision for children aged 0-8 in Sweden
Key Ideas Explored in this Chapter
- the background to the provision of ECEC in Sweden
- the principles of the Swedish pre-school curriculum
- the rights and expectations of children aged 0-8 growing up in Sweden.
This chapter will look at practice and provision of education and care in Sweden and compare this with the current situation in the UK. In terms of the health and well-being of children, Sweden scores consistently high (according to rankings as published in the OECD Starting Strong reports, 2001, 2006, 2009). Although it is never possible to adopt policy wholesale from one country to another, because of inherent [Page 172]cultural differences and traditions, it is possible to ...