Quality in Preschool: Inclusion- questions and answers

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The Danish Day Care Facilities Act, which provides the curriculum on which day care education is based, does not stipulate very clearly what children should learn and therefore how educational processes should be organized. This means that we must accept that there are large local differences in the quality of day care facilities in Denmark, and also that we in fact have little knowledge of whether the desired politically determined targets such as inclusion are being met and what the quality is really like. Children’s development does not come by itself. There is therefore considerable interest in the quality of the learning environment and the impact on children’s well-being, learning and development. A pedagogical perspective on quality has to originate from research and documented evidence but must also inherit the children’s perspectives (Sommer et al, 2013). It has to be viewed interactively. Neither the objective (global) nor the subjective (or relative) perspective, with their limitations, should be dominant (Siraj-Blatchford & Mayo, 2012). In an interactionist perspective, dimensions of the society, the pedagogues, the children’s development and the learning environment continuously and dialectically influence and are influenced by each other (Bronfenbrenner & Morris, 2006; Sheridan, 2009). The research project takes on a Critical Realistic approach, Building on the bio-ecological model; theory on development (proximal processes); an interactionist perspective on quality and inclusion in a Mixed Methods design. Quality assessment of learning environments: ERS -line (quantitative baseline) Children’s outcome, measured by LearnLab and observations of learning environments identifying high quality and inclusion (qualitative)
Translated title of the contributionKvalitet i dagtilbud: Inklusion - spørgsmål og svar
Original languageEnglish
Publication date24 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2016
EventECER 2016: Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 23 Aug 201626 Aug 2016


ConferenceECER 2016
LocationUniversity College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
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  • preschools
  • inclusion
  • inklusion
  • kvalitet i dagtilbud
  • quality in preschool
  • inclusion
  • inclusion matrix


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