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International Perspectives on Early Childhood Teacher Education in the 21st Century

  • Provides international and contemporary perspectives, especially given the growth of early childhood teacher education

  • Presents a variety of methods and methodologies including socio-cultural post-modern, document analysis

  • Contains policy and provision for early childhood teacher education from each country

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Development of Preschool Teacher’s Competences as a Way to Increase the ECE Quality

    • Igor Shiyan, Olga Shiyan, Anna Iakshina, Tatyana Le-van
    Pages 159-179
  3. Early Childhood Teachers and Teaching in the UK

    • Catherine Carroll-Meehan
    Pages 217-229
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 265-267

About this book

This book provides significant information regarding the policies and provisions for early childhood teacher education programs in universities in fourteen different countries. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is expanding rapidly across the globe with unprecedented numbers of children attending EC centres, requiring the investment in educators to provide good quality ECEC. Yet, there is an inconsistent approach to early childhood teacher preparation and the quality of existing programs is not known.

Each country’s contributing author/s is/are well known in their field for their in-depth knowledge of early childhood teacher education programs including content, structure, and professional experience that works within the scope of policy and registration agencies. The chapters address the current situation of staffing—shortage or oversupply—of early childhood teachers in their country. The book informs policy regarding content of early childhood teacher preparation programs and provides evidence of current courses across many under-represented countries throughout the world. It makes a significant contribution to understanding the environment for early childhood teacher programs.

Keywords

  • contemporary perspectives for early childhood teacher education
  • early childhood teacher education in contemporary times
  • early childhood teacher education programs
  • policy perspectives
  • professional experience in early childhood
  • quality outcomes for children
  • early childhood workforce
  • effective early childhood teachers
  • policies and provisions for early childhood teacher education
  • quality early childhood education
  • attracting early childhood university trained teachers
  • retaining early childhood university trained teachers

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Education, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia

    Wendy Boyd

  • Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

    Susanne Garvis

About the editors

Dr Wendy Boyd is Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at Southern Cross University. Her research focuses on provision of quality early childhood programs to support the optimal development of all children. This includes parents’ perspectives on early childhood programs; the effectiveness and development of the early childhood workforce; and the provision of sustainable practices in early childhood education. 

Professor Susanne Garvis works in early childhood education and is the Chair of the Department of Education at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. She has worked in Australia, Sweden, Finland and Norway as an academic. Her research interests are based within policy, quality and learning within early childhood education and care.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: International Perspectives on Early Childhood Teacher Education in the 21st Century

  • Editors: Wendy Boyd, Susanne Garvis

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5739-9

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-5738-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-5739-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 267

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Early Childhood Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Professional and Vocational Education

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-5739-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)