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ERIC Number: ED308969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 161
Abstractor: N/A
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Early Childhood Programs in Denmark, England, Spain, Italy, and Australia.
Curtis, Dorothy Smith
Providing a cross-cultural perspective on governmental involvement in the provision of day care services, this study explores early childhood programs in five countries. Chapter 1 is a brief introduction, Chapter 2 describes state supported child care in Denmark. Chapter 3 describes playgroups in England. Chapter 4 concerns state and municipal child care programs in Italy. Chapter 5 offers a personal account of a private day care center near Barcelona, Spain. Comparatively more comprehensive, Chapter 6 describes the range of available early childhood services in Australia. In addition to descriptive material, each chapter includes accounts of the history of the particular country's early childhood programs, teacher preparation, and program funding and administration. Chapter 7, the concluding chapter, explores the persistent problems of the affordability, quality, and availability of early childhood programs; suggests possible options for Americans which can be derived from existing international programs, and poses questions for further planners. Approximately 60 references are cited. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Denmark; Italy; Spain; United Kingdom (England)