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Looking Back - Kindergarten and preschool in Europe since the late 18th century

  • This paper takes a comparative look at the development of preschools and kindergartens in Western Europe. Although preschool attendance has now become a normal part of children’s life-course over the whole of Western Europe, countries have taken different paths at varied speeds to reach this common point. Kindergarten pioneers as well as late developers are identified. Until the 1960s, the most powerful driver of preschool development was competition over pedagogical hegemony between State and Church.

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Author:Harry Willekens, Kirsten Scheiwe
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Hildesheim
Place of publication:Hildesheim
Document Type:Book
Year of Completion:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsverlag Hildesheim
Release Date:2020/06/30
Page Number:68
DDC classes:300 Sozialwissenschaften / 370 Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen
900 Geschichte und Geografie / 900 Geschichte / 902 Verschiedenes
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0