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ERIC Number: ED439975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 146
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-826-8427-X
Pre-School Education in the European Union: Current Thinking and Provision. Studies No. 6.
EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
This report provides a synopsis of the scientific information available at present on the beneficial effects of European pre-school education. The analysis also deals with the organisational characteristics of those institutions achieving the most positive results. The second part presents descriptive reports on the situation in each of the European Community Member States, together with a comparative summary based on available information. There is a need to move beyond the antagonistic relationship between the family and pre-school education. Considerable research shows that the essential question to be examined is how pre-school education centers can complement and support the family's educational efforts. The report is divided into two parts. Part 1, "The Contribution of Scientific Research," includes: (1) "The Effects of Attendance at Pre-School Provision"; (2) "Facilities and Conditions in Pre-School Provision"; and (3) "Conclusions." Part 2, "Early Years Provision in the Education Systems of the European Union," presents synopses of pre-school education systems in the Member States. (Contains 53 references.) (EH)
Eurydice European Unit, Rue D'Arlon 15, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. Tel: 32-2-238-30-11; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Task Force on Human Resources, Education, Training, Youth.
Authoring Institution: EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
Identifiers - Location: European Union