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ERIC Number: EJ719293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 72
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Academisation of Early Childhood Education
Husa, Sari; Kinos, Jarmo
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v49 n2 p133-151 Apr 2005
Finnish early childhood education can be defined as practical educational activity, as a discipline, or as a field of science. This study focuses on the academic connections of early childhood education and concentrates on the identification of actors according to Bourdieu's field theory. The roots of academic early childhood education go back only a short way, to the 1970s. The study is of current interest as early childhood education established its position in the field of education as late as the middle of the 1990s when a number of chairs were founded. The material of our study consisted of documents in connection with the appointments of professors, in particular the expert statements. Our study method was material-based content analysis. The mainstream of early childhood education can be defined, in the same way as sciences of education, as a multidisciplinary field of science where the most favoured substance of educational psychology approaches and is integrated into the social capital; early childhood education is always linked to the family, lifespan and society in a complex way. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland