Kindergarten - a Universal Right for Children in Norway

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Publication date

2013

Series/Report no

International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy;7(2)

Publisher

Korea Institute of Child Care and Education

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Abstract

The article is divided into three parts. In part 1 the Norwegian kindergarten is introduced. We present some facts and the purpose of the kindergarten as it appears in state documents. We also describe a historical backdrop. In part 2 we present some issues crucial to understanding how the relationship between kindergartens and the Norwegian state. Drawing on research, we discuss a number of key concepts. In part 3 we discuss debates in Norway about the content of the kindergarten, how it is to be staffed and related issues about the quality of kindergarten education and care.

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10642/1894