This paper identifies a contradiction thar exist amongst Danish child-care workers between care as medium for children's well-being and development and teaching as a medium for children's learning. This contradiction is often expressed as care versus learning and care/preschool versus school. This paper propose that this is a false contradiction thar can keep early childhood education in a romantic child-centred position. Instead, the paper identifies a unity of care, teaching, and upbringing as a starting point for children's well-being, learning, development, and Bilding. Because the concept of care is often more related to practical rather than educational activities, the concept is defined through phisosophical, psychological, and pedagogical dimensions.
Child and Youth Care Forum, 2006, Vol 35, Issue 2
Social education; child development; child care work; early childhood education; care; education; learning; Bildung