New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2002. 270 pp.
Contents: Lorna K.S. Chan/Elizabeth Mellor: Introduction and Overview – Gerald Ashby/Anne Kennedy/Elizabeth Mellor: Early
Childhood Services in Australia: Recent Commonwealth and State Initiatives – Janette Pelletier/Carl Corter: Education, and
Development in the Canadian Context – Margaret N.C. Wong/Lijuan Pang: Early Childhood Education in China: Issues and Development
– Hannele Kess: The Child’s Right to Early Childhood Services in Finland – Lorna K.S. Chan/Lily Chan: Reforming Early Childhood
Education in Hong Kong: Meeting the Challenges – Nirmala Rao/Adarsh Sharma: Early Childhood Services in India: Challenges
and Prospects for Their Development – Yoko Shirakawa: Early Childhood Education in Japan in the Twenty-First Century – Paul
P.M. Leseman: Early Childhood Services in the Netherlands: Structure, Tensions, and Changes – Cushla Scrivens: Early Childhood
Education in New Zealand: The Interface between Professionalism and the New Right – Maria Emilia Nabuco/Lily Chan: Recent
Changes to Early Childhood Services in Portugal – Lily H. Wong/S.E. Audrey Lim: Early Childhood Education in Singapore – Yu-wei
Lin: Early Childhood Services in Taiwan – Iram Siraj-Blatchford: New Horizons in Early Childhood Education in the United Kingdom
– Bernard Spodek: Early Childhood Education in the United States: Using Illinois as a Case Study – Jacqueline Hayden: Early
Childhood Developments in Zimbabwe: A Community Development Approach for Extraordinary Circumstances – Elizabeth Mellor/Lorna
K.S. Chan: Conclusion: Contexts, Issues, Developments, Trends, and Challenges.