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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
This book explores the relationship between pre-school settings and compulsory education. Using a previously unpublished extended essay on the pre-school/school relationship as a starting point, Pre-school and school: two different traditions and the vision of a meeting place by Gunilla Dahlberg and Lenz Taguchi, the contributors to this book suggest... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
Early childhood education and care is a major policy issue for national governments and international organisations. This book contests two stories, both infused by neoliberal thinking, that dominate early childhood policy making today - ?the story of quality and high returns? and ?the story of markets?,? stories that promise high returns on investment... more...
- Policy Press 2009; US$ 99.00
The politics of parental leave policies addresses how and why, and by whom, particular policies are created and subsequently developed in particular countries. It examines the factors that bring about variations in leave policy, covering fifteen countries in Europe and beyond, and the European Union. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
What is the purpose of education? What is the image of the modern school? This book seeks the answers to these critical questions. Arguing that the true measure of education does not lie in either high productivity or performativity, the authors present the ideas of 'Radical Education' and 'The Common School' as the means by which current educational... more...
- SAGE Publications 1996; US$ 35.95
`This is an important publication, which I urge colleagues to read and to consider carefully all the implications'- Early Years `... this provocative analysis with its clear examples is worth reading for its fresh look at where we could be headed come the 21st century'- Nursery Equipment Early childhood services in the UK... more...
- SAGE Publications 1994; US$ 40.00
Not only does this book offer a great deal of insight into evaluating early childhood services, it also provides a focal point for those interested in establishing goals, objectives and evaluation criteria for their own early childhood programmes' - Early Years `Quality? has become a priority issue for all concerned with early childhood care... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 56.95
More than ever before, children are apparently being recognised as social actors and citizens. Yet public policy often involves increased control and surveillance of children. This book explores the contradiction. It shows how different ways of thinking about children produce different childhoods, different public provisions for children (including... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 58.95
The early childhood services of Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy has gained worldwide interest and admiration. Drawing on the ?Reggio approach?, and others, this book explores the ethical and political dimensions of early childhood services and argues the importance of these dimensions at a time when they are often reduced to technical and managerial... more...