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Birkeland, Åsta – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
The purpose of this article is to carry out a critical inquiry of comparative education by using an example of a comparative programme within kindergarten teacher education in Norway. The article discusses the inclination, in cross-cultural comparative studies, to emphasise cultural essentialism, to evaluate educational practice from a…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Inquiry, Kindergarten, Teacher Education Programs
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Ødegaard, Elin Eriksen – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Norwegian society is becoming increasingly heterogeneous. In order to meet challenges and provide conditions for high quality kindergartens "The National Kindergarten Act" and the "Norwegian Framework Plan for Kindergartens" are under revision (period 2013 to 2016). A central challenge of this is how to formulate ideas that…
Descriptors: Play, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality