Documenting Development and Pedagogy in the Swedish Preschool: the Use of the Portfolio as a Vehicle for Reflection, Learning and Democracy

  • Devon McKenna
Keywords: Undergraduate research, Education abroad, Undergraduate research abroad, Sweden, childhood and family policy


This article presents an undergraduate student research project with Cornell Abroad’s semester-long Swedish practicum in childhood, family, and social policy conducted on a study abroad program in Sweden.


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Author Biography

Devon McKenna

Devon E. McKenna currently teaches at a private special-education elementary school in New York City and is a candidate for a Masters of Science in Early Childhood General and Special Education from Bank Street College of Education. She graduated in May 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. In the spring of 2003, she participated in Cornell’s departmental abroad program, The Swedish Practicum in Early Care, Education, and Family Policy in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was awarded a research grant from Albertska Stiftelserna. She is originally from New Paltz, New York.


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How to Cite
McKenna, D. (2005). Documenting Development and Pedagogy in the Swedish Preschool: the Use of the Portfolio as a Vehicle for Reflection, Learning and Democracy. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 12(1), 161-184.