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Oberhuemer, Pamela – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
Just over a decade ago, an OECD "Starting Strong" team reviewed the system of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Germany. Regarding the staffing of early childhood provision and referring in particular to resistance at the political level to raise the formal qualification level of educators in alignment with European trends,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Ulich, Michaela; Mayr, Toni – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1999
In the context of a project implementing Belgian observation and assessment scales in German kindergartens, a study examined German practitioners' attitudes toward systematic observation of children. The most significant overall finding was the low priority attributed to systematic observation in teacher training and practice. These findings are…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education
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Elschenbroich, Donata – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1999
Argues that educational expectations toward preschool education in Germany have been low for over 20 years. Describes interviews of 150 Germans from diverse strata of society and varied professional experience to identify views on what 7-year olds should have encountered, learned, or questioned during preschool. Suggests results give tangible idea…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries