Values education in Nordic preschools: Basis of education for tomorrow (ValuEd)

What kind of future citizens do we need to foster in early childhood education in order to build cohesive pluralistic societies in the Nordic countries? In an increasingly diverse society, this question is highly relevant.

The project focuses on issues such as how the national educational policies frame values education in preschools; the form, kind and gender patterns of values education in preschools; and the similarities and variations in values and values education between the Nordic countries.

The results of the project are relevant for a broad spectrum of target groups across the fields of scientific research, teacher education, and educational policy and practice in the Nordic countries and beyond.

Scientific Publications

Data source: Crossref. The list should not be assumed to represent the complete published research output of the project.

Encounters in the third space: constructing the researcher’s role in collaborative action research

Journal Article published 2018-08-18 in Educational Action Research
Research funded by NordForsk
Authors: Ingibjorg Sigurdardottir, Anna-Maija Puroila.

Interpreting Values in the Daily Practices of Nordic Preschools: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

Journal Article published 2016-05-20 in International Journal of Early Childhood volume 48 issue 2
Research funded by NordForsk | Kulttuurin ja Yhteiskunnan Tutkimuksen Toimikunta
Authors: Anna-Maija Puroila, Eva Johansson, Eila Estola, Anette Emilson, Johanna Einarsdóttir, Stig Broström.

Individual and Collective Rights Expressed in Educator and Child Interactions in Nordic Preschools

Journal Article published 2016-05-20 in International Journal of Early Childhood volume 48 issue 2
Research funded by NordForsk
Authors: E. Johansson, A. Emilson, M. Röthle, A.-M. Puroila, S. Broström, J. Einarsdóttir.

A Narrative Inquiry about Values in a Finnish Preschool: The Case of Traffic Lights

Journal Article published 2016-05-19 in International Journal of Early Childhood volume 48 issue 2
Research funded by NordForsk | Finnish Cultural Foundation, North Ostrobothnia Regional fund | The Academy of Finland | Mannerheim League of Child Welfare
Authors: Jaana Juutinen, Elina Viljamaa.

Moral Functioning: Navigating the Messy Landscape of Values in Finnish Preschools

Journal Article published 2016-05-17 in Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research volume 61 issue 5
Research funded by Ella ja Georg Ehrnroothin Säätiö | Kulttuurin ja Yhteiskunnan Tutkimuksen Toimikunta | NordForsk
Authors: Anna-Maija Puroila, Annu Haho.
Facts about the project

Project number: 53581

Project leader

Eva Johansson, University of Stavanger, Norway
eva.johansson@uis.no

Duration
2013-2016

Participating countries

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden