Children‘s belonging in Early Childhood Education – more information to follow
Dr. Jóhanna Einarsdóttir is a Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at the University of Iceland. She holds Honorary Doctorate from the University of Oulu in Finland and was awarded The Distinguished Alumni Alumni Achievement Award from University of Illinois in 2018. She has been involved in several international research projects as a researcher and a consultant in her areas of expertise and published together with international colleagues. Her most recent international projects are the Politics of Belonging supported by NordForsk, ValueEd project supported by NordForsk and the POET project that received a Marie Curie grant from the EU. Ongoing Erasmus grants focus on children’s emotional wellbeing in ECEC (Be-Child) and inclusion of children with special needs and their parents (Be-In). Professor Einarsdottir is an editor of several books published in Icelandic and English. She has presented numerous papers and research results on early childhood education, educational transitions, and children‘s perspectives on their preschool education, to professional and community groups nationally as well as internationally.