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ERIC Number: EJ901066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Critical Perspectives on Danish Early Childhood Education and Care: Between the Technical and the Political
Jensen, Anders Skriver; Brostrom, Stig; Hansen, Ole Henrik
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v30 n3 p243-254 Oct 2010
This paper discusses trends in contemporary Danish early childhood education and care (ECEC). Data are sourced from various policy documents, along with material from ongoing research projects in which the authors are involved. It is claimed that contemporary policy on Danish day care services has a tendency to emphasize narrow curriculum improvements and standardized testing. The democratic dimensions are still relatively strong, but at the moment these dimensions are interpreted within a skills-and-testing framework, which is leading to a situation where the political masquerades as the technical.
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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: Denmark