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ERIC Number: EJ821547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
The Fading of a Teaching Profession? Reforms of Early Childhood Teacher Education in Sweden
Lohmander, Maelis Karlsson
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v24 n1 p23-34 Mar 2004
In Sweden, working with young children in institutions outside the home dates back to the late nineteenth century when public child care provision developed in a context of industrialization, urbanization and democratization. Out of the charitable work of unmarried women in these early institutions, pre-schools and teacher education programmes developed. Over the years, pre-school teacher education has undergone major changes, the most recent reform being the move into a system within which the previous eight distinctive teacher education programmes, pre-school teacher education being one of them, have been replaced by one integrated teaching degree. This article addresses some major features of the development of pre-school teacher education and concludes with a discussion of the most recent reform and its consequences for the early childhood teaching profession. (Contains 1 figure and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden