A New Book on Nordic Families, Children and Early Childhood Education

Largely the Nordic countries continually score high in lifestyle measures, quality of life and children’s outcomes.

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New book. Nordic Families, Children and Early Childhood Education. Photo: Heidi Harju-Luukkainen.
Professor at Nord University, Heidi Harju-Luukkainen, have together with Professor Susanne Garvis, Professor Sonja Sheridan and Professor Pia Williams from the University of Gothenburg authored and edited a book for Palgrave Macmillan called Nordic Families, Children and Early Childhood Education. 

Largely as a result of social policies and cultural factors, the Nordic countries continually score high in lifestyle measures, quality of life and children’s outcomes. 

Important insights into the ‘Nordic model’ 

This book brings together authors from the Nordic countries to share knowledge and understanding regarding families, children, primary education and children’s leisure time activities. 

The empirical research and theoretical contributions provide important insights into the ‘Nordic model’ and explore the issues facing Nordic countries. The book reveals that while there are many similarities across the countries, differences also arise. 

Wants to challenge policymakers

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Proud editor. Professor at Nord University, Heidi Harju-Luukkainen. Photo: private.
The content of the book is more relevant now than ever, as countries look at better ways to support their populations. 

– With this book we want to challenge policymakers, stakeholders and those responsible for early childhood education to take action and put children’s wellbeing into the centre of societal policies and practices across the globe, Harju-Luukkainen says


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