Helge Wasmuth ( [email protected]) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education at Mercy College. His scholarly research interests include the history of, and postmodern perspectives on, early childhood education, and the impact of the Global Education Reform Movement on early childhood education. He is a renowned expert on Friedrich Fröbel and will be featured in a documentary on the history of kindergarten and Friedrich Fröbel.
Written by Helge Wasmuth
The World Development Report (WDR) recognizes the importance of the formative years, which is a positive step toward addressing many problems facing children and families. It was refreshing to read that issues like poverty, malnutrition, pre- and post-natal care, and parent education (pp. 9, 21, 112) are acknowledged as powerful...#WDR2018 Reality Check #19: Early Childhood in the WDR 2018: Acknowledged, but Still Rooted in Western-Centric and Economically-Focused Thinking by Helge Wasmuth and Elena Nitecki