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Parental Partnerships in Early Childhood Education : A Document Analysis of Teacher Education Programs and Policy Documents in Sweden and Finland (2023)


Yngvesson, T., Harju-Luukkainen, H., & Garvis, S. (2023). Parental Partnerships in Early Childhood Education : A Document Analysis of Teacher Education Programs and Policy Documents in Sweden and Finland. In S. Alisauskiene, N. Bahdanovich Hanssen, & D. Kairienė (Eds.), Interprofessional and Family-Professional Collaboration for Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care (pp. 213-228). Palgrave Macmillan. Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34023-9_13


JYU authors or editors


Publication details

All authors or editorsYngvesson, Tina; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Garvis, Susanne

Parent publicationInterprofessional and Family-Professional Collaboration for Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care

Parent publication editorsAlisauskiene, Stefanija; Bahdanovich Hanssen, Natallia; Kairienė, Daiva

ISBN978-3-031-34022-2

eISBN978-3-031-34023-9

Journal or seriesCritical Cultural Studies of Childhood

ISSN2731-636X

Publication year2023

Publication date05/08/2023

Pages range213-228

Number of pages in the book344

PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34023-9_13

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access


Abstract

The importance of establishing successful partnerships between home and early childhood education is well established in the policies of the Nordic countries. Both Finland and Sweden acknowledged requirements for strong collaboration between home and early childhood environments in their national early childhood education curriculums. One major challenge in achieving such successful partnerships, however, is the content of teacher education programs and the subsequent development of teachers’ relevant competencies during their educational path. This chapter aims to investigate national policy documents regarding parental collaboration and the curriculum contents of one Finnish and one Swedish early childhood teacher education programs regarding parental collaboration with the help of document analysis. According to the results multiple differences as well as similarities across them were found.


Keywordsearly childhood education and careECEC partnershipdocumentsearly childhood education and care teachersteacher trainingcompetence

Free keywordsdocument analysis; partnership; teacher education programs; family-professional collaboration


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

Preliminary JUFO rating3


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