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ERIC Number: EJ996017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Professionalisation in Early Childhood Education: A Comparative View of Emerging Professional Profiles in Germany (Bremen) and Greece
Vrinioti, Kalliope
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v21 n1 p150-163 2013
In this article, a comparative approach is applied to two programmes of study for the education of early childhood pedagogues. One of the terms of our comparison is the University of Bremen's Bachelor of Arts degree in "subject related educational sciences," while the other is the programme offered by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki's Department of Preschool Education Sciences. The comparison of the two universities' programmes of study endeavours to sketch and compare the professional profiles that emerge from these two programmes of study. This was undertaken through an investigation of the types of courses, their means of organisation, their cohesion, and the connection between courses and students' practical training. It seems that the "Bremen-profile" gathers more of the characteristic traits of the type of profession we have adopted as our model in this paper than the "Thessaloniki-profile." (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Greece