ERIC Number: ED110157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education in Scandinavia.
Austin, Gilbert R.; Dittman, Laura
This article discusses the move toward greater equality of educational opportunity in Scandinavia with particular emphasis on early childhood education. The increasing demand for preschool education in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden is related to low birth rates together with increased employment of women and the general demand for equality of educational opportunity. Descriptive summaries of pre-primary education in each of the 4 countries show that preschool programs in Scandinavia are, in response to changing demographic variables, in the process of rapid development and change. The programs offered tend to emphasize a rich play experience, provision of varied non-structured material, linguistic skills, and social and emotional development. (GO)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Cross Cultural Studies, Early Childhood Education, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Equal Education, National Surveys, Occupational Surveys, Preschool Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.