B2 Book section
Conclusion and Orientation to the Future (2022)


Kangas, J., Harju-Luukkainen, H., & Garvis, S. (2022). Conclusion and Orientation to the Future. In H. Harju-Luukkainen, J. Kangas, & S. Garvis (Eds.), Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care : A Multi-theoretical perspective on research and practice (pp. 275-280). Springer. Early Childhood Research and Education : An Inter-theoretical Focus. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95512-0_19


JYU authors or editors


Publication details

All authors or editors: Kangas, Jonna; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Garvis, Susanne

Parent publication: Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care : A Multi-theoretical perspective on research and practice

Parent publication editors: Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Kangas, Jonna; Garvis, Susanne

ISBN: 978-3-030-95511-3

eISBN: 978-3-030-95512-0

Journal or series: Early Childhood Research and Education : An Inter-theoretical Focus

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 03/06/2022

Pages range: 275-280

Number of pages in the book: 280

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95512-0_19

Publication open access: Not open

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Abstract

In this chapter we discuss the conclusion of this book as well as take an orientation towards the future of ECEC. The authors of this book have raised critical questions to policymakers and practitioners of ECE both in Finland and globally. Each chapter’s implications and recommendations show a critical understanding and holistic conceptualization of early education: In Finnish ECE different aspects, such as teacher education, curriculum, classroom practices, parental co-operation and services for families, evaluation and assessment, educational policies or leadership are not seen as individual elements, but rather as a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon where certain values and perspectives always needs to be considered. Co-operation on the field of ECE aims to create a deeper understanding about the existing processes of ECE, and further on to construct an understanding about the aims and goals of early childhood education is required to develop both the policies and practices in the future and for the future.


Keywords: early childhood education and care; educational systems; curricula; pedagogy; education policy


Contributing organizations


Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022


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