Early childhood education and development in Latin America

Rebeca Mejía-Arauz, Gloria Quinones

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This section presents the state of the art of early childhood education and development through history and to date in several countries in Latin America.Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru give us an idea of the specifics as well as their shared problems and developments regarding how they provide attention, care, and education to their young children. The authors of the different countries and chapters that follow, offer historical accounts on how early childhood has been framed, how social and educational policies have developed, and the challenges they still address and face. They also discuss main research in this area and the research that is still needed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Early Childhood Education
EditorsMarilyn Fleer, Bert van Oers
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789402409277
ISBN (Print)9789402409253
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer International Handbooks of Education
ISSN (Print)2197-1951
ISSN (Electronic)2197-196X


  • Latinamerica
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Early child development

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