The articles in this volume are all related to the National Research Schools of Childhood, Learning and Didactics (RSCLD). The research schools are an expression of a government interest both to strengthen education and re-search in early years—especially in areas like language, values, science and mathematics—and to involve preschool teachers and teachers in research development. The role of research in developing ECEC and school policies has also increased. Different research programs and school research insti-tutes are funded with the aim of contributing to policy making, research-based recommendations and better practices.

Published: 2014-09-01