Tend the Olive, Water the Vine: Globalization and the Negotiation of Early Childhood in Palestine (Google eBook)

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Rachel Christina
IAP, 2006 - Education - 197 pages
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This book examines the complexities of these negotiations in a particularly complicated and volatile context (Palestine) and a particularly "hot" development field (early childhood development). The international community's efforts to support early childhood programming in the developing world fall more broadly within the empowerment camp than other development sectors, and, through their greater-than-average integration of civil society institutions, local communities, and governments, may serve as a source of important lessons about "fishing expeditions" in development more generally. This case, in particular, speaks to the conflux of interests, priorities, and dreams that shape local initiatives for early childhood development, and examines the ways in which the supposed students of fishing may, sometimes, teach their instructors a thing or two.
  

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Contents

History and Context
1
Experience and Expectations
2
StateCivil SocietyDonor Relationships in the Palestinian Context
6
Early Childhood and System Transformation
10
Civil Society Education and the World System Rethinking Globalization Theories
15
The World System Revisited
17
Implications of GlobalLocal Tensions for Palestinian Early Childhood Institutions
21
The Importance of NonGovernmentalism
26
Filtering Up? ECRCs Influence on Donor Agencies and Institutions
111
Donor Assistance to Palestinian Development and Education
112
ECRC as a Respected Voice and Local Advocate
116
Struggling for a Meaningful Role in Broader DonorSupported Efforts
119
Enter the World Bank
125
Proposals or Programs? Balancing Donor Demands with ECRC Organizational Priorities
130
Localization Globalization and the Reflective Lens Implications for Development From the ECRC Case
137
Creating a Balance
138

Local Capacity and Local Control Teacher Training as a Lever for Change
31
Inservice Training and Human Resource Development for Local Control
35
Carving up the Pie
51
Reflection into Action Community Support and the Empowerment Agenda
55
Responsive Program Development
56
Building Professional Networks and Expanding Coverage
57
Working with Families
62
Production Efforts at ECRC
68
Focus on the Future?
73
Paper Policies Shadow Policies and Local Control ECRC and National Programming for the Early Childhood Sector
79
Whose Job is it Anyway? Defining Roles and Responsibilities in an Emerging System
80
How When and How Effectively?
85
Policy Appropriation Through Critical Practice
90
GovernorateBased Program Initiatives
97
NGO Networking and the Struggle Over Public Opinion
101
Coping With Complexity
144
Managing Priorities
151
Conclusion
155
Epilogue A Dream Deferred
159
Appendix Ethnographic Methods in a Case Study of a Nongovernmental Organization
165
Organizational Assumptions and Choice of Approach
166
Data Collection
167
Case Selection Field Entry and Role Negotiation
168
Data Recording and Early Analysis
172
ParticipantsObservation
174
Interviews
177
Document Review
180
Theory Generation and Generalization
181
References
185
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