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Fairchild, Nikki – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Engaging with posthuman theorising, this article puts to work a number of concepts to produce generative reimaginings of early years leadership. In 1992, Deleuze argued that we are witnessing a transition from societies of confinement to 'societies of control'. In societies of control, power operates through neo-liberal corporate worlds via a…
Descriptors: Leadership, Power Structure, Educational Philosophy, Humanism
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Andrew, Yarrow; Newman, Brian – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
Despite increasing attention being paid to early childhood services as the foundation for lifelong learning, one issue seems to be consistently ignored--staff wages. The authors argue that this constitutes ongoing exploitation of childcare staff, and that this exploitation is a result of gendered and classed discourses around caring labour. As…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Caring, Early Childhood Education, Wages
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Ahmad, Mumtaz – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
The World Conference on Education for All (1990) stated that learning begins at birth. The Dakar Framework for Action (2000) included the expansion and improvement of early childhood care and education as the first of six global goals. A number of countries have launched a variety of efforts to meet their global commitment to the development of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Child Care, Educational Assessment
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Ajayi, Hannah O. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
Education is the right of every child and must not be denied it for any reason. This has been the assertion of the World Summit on the state of global children, which has led to the inclusion and expansion of early childhood care and education in the global Education for All programme (EFA). As Nigeria has pledged its commitment to this, with the…
Descriptors: Global Education, Early Childhood Education, Children, Foreign Countries
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Rigby, Elizabeth; Tarrant, Kate; Neuman, Michelle J. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
Policy makers and advocates have a variety of tools from which to choose when designing childcare policy. Policy design choices, such as whether to provide childcare assistance through a new government program or via a voucher for use in the private market, are in fact social, political, moral, and value-laden choices that shape the nature of…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Child Care, Social Environment, Politics
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May, Helen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
Over a sixty-year period, staff working in childcare have been transformed from childminders into teachers on a path towards pay parity with teachers in the kindergarten, primary and secondary school sectors. Similarly, childcare provision has shifted from being deemed potentially harmful for children, and unnecessary except in exceptional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Caregivers, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
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Jones, Liz; Osgood, Jayne – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
The principal aim of this article is to highlight how childminders come to be both valorised and demonised. The question of not only who cares for the child but the 'quality' of such care is of course inextricably linked with the identity of the carer. The article focuses on and illustrates the means by which the identity of childminders is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Child Caregivers
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Kilderry, Anna – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2006
This colloquium discusses recent trends where early childhood education and care has shifted from being a community service to that of big business. Years of neo-liberal reform have created market conditions favourable for large corporations to provide childcare within Australia. This situation raises some issues and concerns, particularly in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Child Care, Child Care Centers
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Gibson, Megan; McAllister, Nadine – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
Campus Kindergarten is a community-based centre for early childhood education and care located on campus at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia. Being located within this diverse community has presented many opportunities for Campus Kindergarten. It is creating and embracing possibilities that has formed the basis for ongoing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Child Care
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Wu, Fang; Li, Xingbang; Wei, Quihong – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
Through the 2002 Early Childhood Education Initiative, Shouguang City in the Shandong province of China expanded its early childhood education program to include children below the age of three. The strategies which were applied to ensure the successful implementation of the program included: (1) creating a three-tiered professional development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Children