Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose and content of early childhood education in a culture reflect the culture and serve to maintain it. Also, they reveal the culture's perceptions of childhood and its expectations for its people. Each young child represents a fresh chance for· teachers to mold an ideal person for that culture. The content of early childhood education is created by interaction among the history of the culture, the present conditions in the culture, and the perceived future of the culture. An historical perspective is therefore important.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Charles R. May
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©1992 Nancy B. Gaies
Gaies, Nancy B., "Early childhood education in Japan compared with developmentally appropriate practice guidelines in the United States" (1992). Graduate Research Papers. 2400.