Critique and sense-making in spite of early academics and standardized concepts for pedagogical work

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Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Denmark draws on a long tradition emphasizing play, care, development, well-being, participation and democratic processes. However, in recent years there seem to have been a tendency to focus on the individual child and his or hers needs, rather than community building. This is further supported by municipalities’ promotion and adaptation to manual-based programs and a strong political focus on early academics. This panel presents and discuss critical analysis on this development drawing from three different projects and explore possibilities of sense-making and critique for the professionals.
Original languageDanish
Publication date24 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2017
EventReconceptualizing Early Childhood Education - Toronto
Duration: 24 Oct 201727 Oct 2017


ConferenceReconceptualizing Early Childhood Education

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