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Froebelian chimings with the legally framed early childhood curriculum document in Great Britain

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  • Jenny Spratt
  • Brenda Spencer
  • Lynn Mcnair
  • Jane Whinnett
  • Jane Waters
  • Jennifer Clement

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice
Subtitle of host publicationRe-articulating Research and Policy
EditorsTina Bruce, Peter Elfer, Sacha Powell, Louie Werth
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781315562421
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2018


This chapter brings together analysis and commentary by authors whose professional practice and research are located in the three countries of Great Britain: England, Scotland and Wales, respectively. Each country has its own statutory framework and curriculum guidance for the early childhood education and care of its youngest citizens. The authors identify aspects of these policy documents that chime with Froebelian traditions and which draw implicitly or overtly on Froebel’s legacy.

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