Values education in practice in preschools in Denmark

Anders Skriver Jensen, Stig Brostrøm

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Based on extensive research in early childhood education and care, Values in Early Childhood Education contributes to the much-needed dialogue between research, theoretical positions and methodologies in values education. Values are recognised as diverse, spanning from care values and discipline, to inclusion, democracy and fairness. Complex and implicit in nature, such values are nonetheless a vital and integral component of preschool education. How can such values be consciously integrated into early years' routines and practices? On what basis can educators justifiably choose to prioritise one value over another? Chapters approach these, and other questions from a variety of angles. Authors present in-depth case studies and integrate children's perspectives to explore the role of the educator and the impacts that various approaches to values education have on children in the classroom and beyond. Values in Early Childhood Education offers educators and professionals in the early years sector a comprehensive insight into current understandings of values education in Europe
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValues in Early Childhood Education : Citizenship for Tomorrow
EditorsEva Johansson, Johanna Einarsdottir
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-23069-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesTowards an Ethical Praxis in Early Childhood


  • children and youth
  • early childhood education
  • study and teaching


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