Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education in Germany

Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education in Germany

by Wilfried Smidt (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9781138686496
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/10/2017
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Wilfried Smidt is a Professor of Education at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His main research interests focus on educational quality in early childhood education, preschool teacher personality, professionalization in early childhood education, and early literacy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education in Germany Wilfried Smidt

Part I: Professionalisation of Pedagogues Working in the Field of Early Childhood Education

1. Occupational activities of non-academic and academic pedagogues working in the field of childhood education – an investigation of differences and predictor variables Wilfried Smidt

2. Potentials and challenges of video-based self-reflection for the professionalization of early childhood education and care professionals Judith Durand, Michaela Hopf and Sabine Nunnenmacher

3. Does early childhood teacher education foster professional competencies? Professional competencies of beginners and graduates in different education tracks in Germany Janina Strohmer and Christoph Mischo

4. Germany’s ECEC workforce: a difficult path to professionalism Thomas Rauschenbach and Birgit Riedel

Part II: Education Quality in Families and Preschools

5. Educational process quality in preschools at the individual child level: findings from a German study Wilfried Smidt and Hans-Günther Rossbach

6. Enjoyment of learning and learning effort in primary school: the significance of child individual characteristics and stimulation at home and at preschool David Richter, Simone Lehrl and Sabine Weinert

7. Influences of an academically oriented preschool curriculum on the development of children – are there negative consequences for the children’s socio-emotional competencies? Katharina Kluczniok, Yvonne Anders, Jutta Sechtig and Hans-Günther Rossbach

Part III: Promotion of Children from Socio-Economic Disadvantaged Families

8. Compensatory early childhood education for educationally disadvantaged children in Germany and beyond Thomas Schmidt

9. Promotion of literacy and numeracy in pyramid classrooms in Germany Gisela Kammermeyer, Andrea Stuck and Susanna Roux

10. Formal and informal early education of Turkish-origin children in Germany Birgit Becker, Elena Boldin and Oliver Klein

11. Triggering parental involvement for parents of different language backgrounds: the role of types of partnership activities and preschool characteristics Axinja Hachfeld, Yvonne Anders, Susanne Kuger and Wilfried Smidt

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