Das kind in mittelpunkt: Frühpädagogische curricula in Schottland

Translated title of the contribution: The child in the center point: Early education curriculum in Scotland

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Scotland is one of the four nations in the UK. The country has 5 million inhabitants and has long been legal and administrative executive responsibility for their own education system. In Scotland, the elementary school begins in mid-August for children aged four years and six months to five years and five months. A number of developments in recent years have led to the adoption of curricular framework for children from three to five years (Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum / SCCC, 1999). The primary schools are based on the "5-14 national guidelines for curriculum and assessment in Scotland" (Scottish Office Education Department, 1990). Children up to the age of 5 years and 5 months in a daycare to be, but also from the age of 4 years and 5 months to attend primary school. In international comparison, the age for formal schooling is much lower than in most countries: for this reason it is important that in the next chapter both curricula are discussed with regard to their relation to each other.
Translated title of the contributionThe child in the center point: Early education curriculum in Scotland
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationFrühpädagogik international
Subtitle of host publicationBildungsqualität im Blickpunkt
EditorsWassilios E Fthenakis, Pamela Oberhuemer
Place of PublicationWiesbaden, Germany
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-322-95041-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • early education
  • Scottish education


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