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 editorsKangas, Jonna; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Garvis, Susanne

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

Parent publication editorsHarju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Kangas, Jonna; Garvis, Susanne



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

Publication year2022

Publication date03/06/2022

Pages range275-280

Number of pages in the book280


Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access


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.

Keywordsearly childhood education and careeducational systemscurriculapedagogyeducation policy

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

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