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ERIC Number: EJ905262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
1 to 3-Year-Old Children in Day Care Centres in Finland: An Overview of Eight Doctoral Dissertations
Hannikainen, Maritta
International Journal of Early Childhood, v42 n2 p101-115 Nov 2010
This article gives a general picture of the policy and main structural features of early childhood education services for the younger children in Finland. It also provides an overview of the research on 1 to 3-year-old children in day care centres carried out in Finland during the last 15 years, the focus being on a review of all the eight doctoral dissertations conducted in the educational and other human sciences during that period of time. The themes of these studies vary: five of them deal with particular content areas of early childhood education, two with play, one with music and two with mathematics. The rest are on children's sleep-wake-rhythms and needs for activity and movement, adjustment to day care and interaction in specific adult-organized activity sessions. In this article, brief descriptions and a short comparative summary of these dissertations will be presented. At the centre of the review are the studies' aims, theoretical frameworks, methods and main findings, as well as the pedagogical implications drawn from the studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland