Beyond ABC: the complexities of early childhood education in Tanzania

Document Type

Book Chapter


Institute for Educational Development, East Africa


Increasingly around the world children are engaging in Early Childhood Education and Care (aged 0-7) before entering primary school. At the same time, there is an increase in the extent to which non-English-speaking children are taught English through educational provision. This volume brings these two issues together by offering both evidence-based global reviews and more localized research-oriented reports on current issues in teaching children English through ECEC internationally. The volume will be of interest to practitioners, teacher educators, researchers and families who engage with and/or are interested in the teaching and learning of English in early years settings.


Early childhood education in English for speakers of other languages