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This website offers an abundance of information relevant to childhood across the globe.
OECD – Starting Strong III – A Quality Toolbox for Early Childhood Education and Care
An excellent insight into what types of support help children in their early years.
View the YouTube video, Early Years Education: Sweden Versus the UK Part 1 (of 3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecinNaR32Qs and then consider the following:
- What are the key differences between early years education in the UK and Sweden?
- Why might so many parents and policy decision makers in the UK feel that their children need to start learning to read and write before starting school?
- Do parents feel they put their children at a disadvantage if they do not have them reading by the time they start school at age 5?
- Do teachers in primary schools judge intelligence by children’s ability to read and if so, is this an accurate way of judging children’s intellectual functioning?