Quality In Early Childhood Services - An International Perspective: An International Perspective

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Jan 1, 2011 - Education - 219 pages
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Examining how quality and good practice in early childhood education and care is interpreted and implemented in a variety of settings and circumstances.
 

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Contents

1 A brief introduction
1
2 Sticky policies and path dependencies
9
3 Rationales and oxymorons
33
4 The international consensus on ECEC
73
5 Childcare markets
89
6 Curriculum and training
106
7 Working spaces
126
8 Working practices
136
9 In the class room
149
10 Exporting quality
163
11 The measurement of quality
188
12 The quality chain
209
Index
215
Advert
220
Back cover
221
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Helen Penn is Professor of Early Childhood and co-Director of the International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare (CMEC) at the Cass School of Education, University of East London, UK. She has a policy background, and has undertaken consultancies for many international agencies including OECD and EU and for charities such as Save the Children Fund.

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