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McKenna, Devon E. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
In Sweden, governmental decision-making is based on a social-democratic ideology and a system of representative democracy. In citizens' meetings, the democratic values and norms, that are both a requirement and goal, at are formed. This concept of democracy, and the value system behind it, permeates Swedish culture, and its institutions and…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Democracy, Young Children
Ross-Bernstein, Judith – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
Coming upon Devon McKenna's entry one might ask two questions. First, why send undergraduates, specifically potential early childhood professionals, abroad? Second, why send them to Sweden? To both, the answer drawn from a comprehensive worldwide review of early childhood program provision provides an elegant recognition: "It is said that the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Young Children, Foreign Countries