The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy, 1st Edition

  • Linda Miller
  • Claire Cameron
  • Carmen Dalli
  • Nancy Barbour
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1526415690
  • ISBN-13: 9781526415691
  • DDC: 372.21
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 664 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

Recent authoritative evidence suggests that an estimated 200 million children under five fail to achieve their developmental potential due to factors including poor health and nutrition and the lack of stable high quality care. A significant number of the world’s children today lack the basic rights to health, development and protection. In light of such statistics, early childhood services for young children have expanded around the world. This book draws critical attention to policy in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), its relationship to service provision, and its impact on the lives of children and families. The perspectives of leading academics and researchers from Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australasia and Asia have been arranged around five key themes: Part 1: The Relationship Between Research, Policy And Practice: Country Case Studies; Part 2: Equitable Early Childhood Services: Intervention to Improve Children’s Life Chances; Part 3: Extending Practice: The Role of Early Childhood Services In Family Support; Part 4: Participation, Rights and Diversity; and Part 5: Future Directions for Early Childhood Policy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
Introduction: Exploring the Landscape of Early Childhood Policy.
The Relationship Between Research, Policy and Practice: Regional and Country Case Studies.
1: Scientific advice, Policy Formation and Early Childhood Education and Care in the EU: The Intersection of research, Policy and Practice1.
2: Early Childhood Policies in India: A Historical Analysis.
3: An Incomplete Revolution? Changes and Challenges within German Early Childhood Education and Care Policy.
4: A Danish Perspective on Issues in Early Childhood Education and Care Policy.
5: The Relationship between Early Childhood and Primary Education in France and Sweden: A Policy Focus.
6: Early Childhood Policy in East Asia and the Asia Pacific Region, with Reference to Myanmar.
7: Implementing Free Early Childhood Education in a Completely Privatised Market: A Case Study of Hong Kong.
8: US Early Childhood Policy: Towards a More Coherent Early Childhood Policy in the US.
9: Documenting Early Childhood Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand: Political and Personal Stories.
10: Early Childhood Policy in China.
11: Highlights and Shadows in ECEC Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean1.
Equitable Early Childhood Services: Intervention to Improve Children’s Life Chances.
12: Equitable Early Childhood Services: Intervention to Improve Children’s Life Chances in South Africa.
13: Scaling-up Early Learning as a Sustainable Development Priority: A Case Study of Ethiopia1.
14: Doing More with Less: Innovations in Early Childhood Development from Low-resource Contexts.
15: What Place for ‘Care’ in Early Childhood Policy?.
16: Early Childhood Education and Care: Poverty and Access – Perspectives from England.
17: School Readiness.
18: Educare: A Model for US Early Childhood Services.
Extending Practice: The Role of Early Childhood Services in Family Support.
19: A Childcare Social Enterprise: The London Early Years Foundation Model.
20: Supporting Young HIV-AIDS Survivors and Disabled Children in Family Households in Rural South Africa: The Isibindi Model.
21: Children in Care in Early Childhood.
22: Community-based Family Support: Lessons from Sure Start.
23: The Role of the Health Sector in Promoting Well-being in Early Childhood.
Participation, Rights and Diversity.
24: Supporting (Super)Diversity in Early Childhood Settings.
25: Challenges of Practicing Democracy in Polish Preschools.
26: Te Kōhanga Reo: Early Childhood Education and the Politics of Language and Cultural Maintenance in Aotearoa, New Zealand – A Personal–political Story.
27: Children’s Rights and Early Childhood Education.
28: The Lives of Refugee Children: A Korean Example.
Future Directions for Early Childhood Policy.
29: Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Education and Care.
30: Quality of Early Childhood Education and Care for Children under Three: Sound Foundations.
31: The Competent System at the Intersection of Research, Policymaking and Practice.
32: The Privatisation/Marketisation of ECEC Debate: Social versus Neoliberal Models.
33: ISSA’s Quality Framework: An Invitation to Policy Dialogue for Building Integration and Alignment in ECEC Systems.
34: Creating a New Era of Usable Knowledge: Enhancing Early Childhood Development through Systems Research.
35: The Development of a United ECEC Workforce in New Zealand and England: A Long, Slow and Fitful Journey.
36: Closing Comments: Future Directions for Early Childhood Policy.
Index.