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Title Child care and preschool development in Europe [electronic resource] : institutional perspectives / edited by Kirsten Scheiwe and Harry Willekens
Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xi, 249 p.) : ill
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Description based on print version record
Public child care in Europe: historical trajectories and new directions / Thomas Bahle -- Howand why Belgium became a pioneer of preschooldevelopment / Harry Willekens -- Public child care andpreschools in France: new policy paradigm and path-dependency / Claude Martin and Blanche Le Bihan -- Child care in Spain after 1975: the educational rationale, the Catholic Church, and women in civil society / Celia Valiente --The paradox of public preschools in a familist welfare regime: the Italian case / Eva Maria Hognerlein -- Public and private: the history of early education and care institutions in the United Kingdom / Helen Penn -- Danish child-care policies within path-timing, sequence, actors and opportunity structures / Anette Borchorst -- Child care as an issue of equality and equity: the example of the Nordic countries / Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala -- The politics of (de)centralisation: early care and education in France and Sweden / Michelle J. Neuman -- Slow-motion-institutional factors as obstacles to the expansion of early childhood education in the FRG / Kristen Scheiwe -- Private family and institutionalised public care for young children in German and the United States, 1857-1933: an analysis of pedagogical discourses / Meike Sophia Baader -- Maternalism and truncated professionalism-historical perspectives on kindergarten teachers / Ursula Rabe-Kleberg -- Money matters-experiments in financing public child care / Margarete Schuler-Harms -- Basic legal principles of public responsibility for children / Ingo Richter
With numbers of women in the workforce increasing, public provision for care for children below school age has becoming a pressing policy issue. & nbsp; Countries across Europe differ radicallyin their approach to childcare and two different approaches compete with each other: one focuses onfacilitating women's paid work and involvement in the workforce, the other focuses on the educational needs of young children. Inthis book the differences of approach across Europe are explored from comparative, historical and institutional perspectives. The historical development of child care systems is shown to be fundamental to the forms they take today, and vital in determining how reform can occur. Early childhood education is a key subject in terms of pedagogical concerns, but the development of childcare or preschool institutions has hardlyever been investigated using the approach used in this book. Focusing on an analysis of factors helping or hindering the development of preschoolinstitutions in different countries, and on comparing path dependencies, and events that disrupt these accepted norms, this book sets outkey policymaking issues in this field
Link Print version: Child care and preschool development in Europe. Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 9780230537446 (DLC) 2008053796 (OCoLC)291193650
Subject Child care -- Europe
Nursery schools -- Europe
Early childhood education -- Europe
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Scheiwe, Kirsten
Willekens, Harry
Alt Title Childcare and preschool development in Europe
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