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Palgrave Studies on Children and Development

Early Childhood and Development Work

Theories, Policies, and Practices

Editors: Kjørholt, Anne Trine, Penn, Helen (Eds.)

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  • Provides a critical account of the theories and global policies which inform work in the field of early childhood
  • Explores how these theories have operated in practice and discusses tensions between global politics and local practices in different parts of the world
  • Suggests effective local practices and policies in working with young children, which also reflect the need to understand and respond to wider inequalities and social injustices
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About this book

This edited volume provides a critical account of the theories and policies that have informed work in the field of early childhood and explores how they have operated in practice. Underpinning the theoretical debates are the familiar tensions between global norms and local contexts; increasing inequality alongside economic progress, and the increasing prominence of business and the private sector in delivering aid programs. The authors offer a profound critique on an increasingly important topic and discuss alternative models of policy and practice.


About the authors

Anne Trine Kjørholt is Professor and former director of the Norwegian Centre for Child Research, Department of Education and Life Long Learning, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. She has led many research projects in Europe and African countries related to various topics, such as early childhood policies and practices, children’s rights, cross cultural perspectives on childhood, local knowledge and identities across three generations.

Helen Penn is Professor Emerita of Early Childhood in the School of Education at University of East London, UK, and is currently Visiting Professor at Thomas Coram Research Unit in the Institute of Education at University College London, UK. Dr. Penn is an expert on early education and childcare policies. She works in many countries for international bodies such as the EU and the OECD and has a particular interest in developing countries.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Patronage, Welfare, Tenders, Private Consultancies and Expert Measurement: What Is Happening in Early Childhood Education and Care

    Pages 1-15

    Penn, Helen

  • Early Childhood and Children’s Rights: A Critical Perspective

    Pages 17-37

    Kjørholt, Anne-Trine

  • Perspectivist Challenges for ECD Intervention in Africa

    Pages 39-68

    Serpell, Robert

  • Early Childhood Education and Care from a Gender Perspective

    Pages 69-89

    Staab, Silke

  • South Africa: Measuring Up—The Sobambisana Evaluation

    Pages 91-112

    Biersteker, Linda (et al.)

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eBook $59.99
$84.99 (listprice)
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valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91319-3
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
$109.99 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91318-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
$109.99 (listprice)
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valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08223-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Childhood and Development Work
Book Subtitle
Theories, Policies, and Practices
Editors
  • Anne Trine Kjørholt
  • Helen Penn
Series Title
Palgrave Studies on Children and Development
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91319-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91319-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91318-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08223-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 227
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