Practice-oriented study texts for teachers and students
“Early Childhood Education Germany – Professional Learning Resources” is a project of Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) and FRÖBEL e. V. The portal offers practice-oriented study texts on a wide variety of professional learning themes, written by experts from the field of early education. The study texts explore the theoretical background of the topic in question and discuss the results of empirical studies or present contemporary professional discourses, concepts and methods.
By publishing study texts on the portal, we are promoting the professionalization of early childhood educators. Until now, the range of evidence-based didactic materials for the training of professionals in the education and care of children in the early years has been limited. The aim of “ECE Germany – Professional learning resources” is to fill this gap. The texts can be used for instruction or independent learning as part of early childhood education studies and training courses or for professional development. The papers published by “ECE Germany – Professional learning resources” are openly accessible and can be downloaded for free as a PDF.
Focus: Early childhood education in Germany
Our selection of study texts in English is unique. Starting in 2019, a number of study texts originally published in German on Kita-Fachtexte.de will be available in English as a free PDF download.
In doing so, „Early Childhood Education Germany – Professional Learning Resources” is responding to a broad international interest in the underlying philosophies, concepts and methods of early childhood education and care in Germany. The English version of the Kita-Fachtexte website thus boosts the international visibility of the German early childhood education landscape, including the basic approaches to education and discussions on the latest topics.