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The Early Advantage 1 – Early Childhood Systems That Lead by Example: A Comparative Focus on International Early Childhood Education

Author: Sharon Lynn Kagan

Availability: In Stock

Code: TCP9464

ISBN: 9781760569464

No of Pages: 262

Publish date: 02/11/2018

Price: $42.95


Learn how
exemplary countries are dealing with the challenges and joys of advancing the
development of their youngest citizens.

In this
book, Sharon Lynn Kagan and her contributors systematically examine how six
diverse countries go about envisioning, designing and implementing their
services to young children and their families. The Early Advantage 1
sheds light on new and exciting approaches to early childhood education and
care (ECEC) that are contributing to the quality, equity, efficiency and
sustainability of services for young children.

with fresh insights, the text provides concrete examples of successfully
implemented strategies and methods that warrant attention from other countries
wishing to improve their early childhood services.


  • Presents ground-breaking
    approaches to early childhood policy, practice and service delivery from
    around the globe.

  • Based on contributions from
    leading scholars and policymakers from six countries: Australia, England,
    Finland, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore.

  • Acknowledges the important role
    of culture in shaping the quality and array of services afforded to young

  • Uses rigorous research that
    includes common designs, vetted protocols and repeated validations.

  • Includes detailed country fact
    sheets with data on demographics, governmental expenditures, staff
    qualifications, mandated monitoring systems and more.