A sense of place: environments and services for young children
Children in Europe issue 18
Children in Europe considers the significance of 'place' and community and their relationship with services for young children, from farm kindergartens and place based learning in Norway, the Maori concept of whanau, family learning in England, economic regeneration in Italy and vertical clustering of schools and pre-schools in Portugal.
The issue also considers how place and community, as much as families, can shape children's lives, informing their sense of identity, social relationships and understanding of the world. It includes an article by the EC Commissioner for Education, Culture and Young people and an interview with the Scottish artist, John Bellany who explains why his childhood in Scotland's east coast fishing communities has provided a lifelong inspiration for his work as an atist
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