Studies in Childhood and Youth

Nordic Families, Children and Early Childhood Education

Editors: Garvis, S., Harju-Luukkainen, H., Sheridan, S., Williams, P. (Eds.)

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  • Brings together authors from the Nordic countries to share understanding around theory and empirical research regarding families and children  Combines the study of families with the study of daycare/preschool
  • Covers a range of topics including child wellbeing, gender, family life, and immigration
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Largely as a result of social policies and cultural factors, the Nordic countries continually score high in lifestyle measures, quality of life and children’s outcomes. This book brings together authors from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) to share knowledge and understanding regarding families, children, primary education and children’s leisure time activities. The empirical research and theoretical contributions provide important insights into the ‘Nordic model’ and explore the issues facing Nordic countries. The book reveals that while there are many similarities across the countries, differences also arise. The content of the book is more relevant now than ever, as countries look at better ways to support their populations.  

Nordic Families, Children and Early Childhood Education will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Education, Sociology and Social Policy.


About the authors

Susanne Garvis is a Professor in the Department of Education, Communication and Learning,University of Gothenburg, Sweden and a Guest Professor at Stockholm University, Sweden.

Heidi Harju-Luukkainen is a Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts at the Nord University, Norway. 

Sonja Sheridan is Professor Emerita in the Department of Education, Communication and Learning, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

Pia Williams is a Professor in the Department of Education, Communication and Learning, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • An Introduction to the Nordic Countries Around Family, Children and Early Childhood Education

    Pages 1-14

    Garvis, Susanne (et al.)

  • Children’s Initiatives in the Finnish Early Childhood Education Context

    Pages 15-36

    Kangas, Jonna (et al.)

  • Do Children Learn Through Play? How Do We Know?

    Pages 37-60

    Karlsdóttir, Kristín (et al.)

  • Practicing Belonging in Kindergarten: Children’s Use of Places and Artifacts

    Pages 61-79

    Boldermo, Sidsel

  • Parental Involvement in ECEC in Finland and in Sweden

    Pages 81-99

    Uusimäki, Liisa (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nordic Families, Children and Early Childhood Education
Editors
  • Susanne Garvis
  • Heidi Harju-Luukkainen
  • Sonja Sheridan
  • Pia Williams
Series Title
Studies in Childhood and Youth
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16866-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16866-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16865-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 219
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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