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OECD thematic review of early childhood education and care: Sweden reports

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Publication Date: 
1 Dec 1999

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About the OECD Thematic Review of ECEC and Sweden's participation:

Invited by the participating countries, OECD expert teams evaluate each country's policy, programs and provision for children from birth to compulsory school age. Prior to the review, participating countries publish a background report describing current policy and practice, and outline the challenges that ECEC policy faces in the coming years. After the expert review, the OECD publishes a country note that discusses the issues observed, and suggests solutions and recommendations for the consideration of the competent authorities.

Sweden was the fifth country to host an OECD review team as part of the first round of reviews. Prior to the visit a background report on ECEC policy in Sweden was prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science. After analysis of the background report, a review team composed of two OECD Secretariat members and three experts with diverse analytic and policy backgrounds visited Sweden from June 9&em;18, 1999. The Sweden country note was published in December 1999.