The aim of this study is to investigate quality in Danish preschools and to establish whether disadvantaged children benefit from preschool attendance in an inclusive perspective? The conceptual framework of the research project rests on bio-eco-systems theory (Bronfenbrenner & Morris, 2006). In total, this theory includes quality of orientation, structure, process (measured with the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, third edition (ECERS-3, Harms et al, 2015) and family and network – with a specific focus on disadvantaged children. Quality aspects were analysed by exploring four dimensions of pedagogical quality, as proposed by Swedish researcher Sonja Sheridan (Sheridan, 2007; 2009). In this article, the concept of quality represented in the ECERS-3, is mirrored in the Danish curriculum and discussed from an inclusive perspective based on the inclusion matrix (Qvortrup, 2012).
- Undersøgelsesdesign, teori og metode
- Børn og unge