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作者 White, Linda A. (Linda Ann), 1967- author
書名 Constructing policy change : early childhood education and care in liberal welfare states / Linda A. White
出版項 Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
國際標準書號 9781487502034 (hardback)
1487502036 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  LB1139.3.D48 W55 2017    在架上    30610020554226
 歐美所圖書館  372.21 W5846 2017    在架上  -  30500101554759
說明 xiii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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系列 Studies in comparative political economy and public policy ; 52
Studies in comparative political economy and public policy ; 52
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-310) and index
Part one: assessing the scope of policy change in liberal welfare states -- Constructing policy change in early childhood education and care: scientific avenues and cultural impediments in liberal welfare states -- The idea of childhood and the idea of motherhood in liberal welfare states -- Explaining the shift in norms surrounding early childhood, motherhood, and the state in the twenty-first century -- Part two: the sources of policy change -- The role of science in the development of an ECEC knowledge regime -- Transnationalization and internationalization of ECEC ideas -- Part three: from ideas to policy change -- Constructing early childhood education and care policy shifts in the United States -- Constructing early childhood education and care policy shifts in Canada -- Part four: conclusion -- Conclusion
"In Constructing Policy Change, Linda A. White examines the expansion of early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies and programs in liberal welfare states, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. In the first part of the book, the author investigates the sources of policy ideas that triggered ECEC changes in various national contexts. This is followed by a close analysis of cross-national variation in the implementation of ECEC policy in Canada and the USA. White argues that the primary mechanisms for policy change are grounded in policy investment logics as well as cultural logics: that is, shifts in public sentiments and government beliefs about the value of ECEC policies and programs are rooted in both evidence-based arguments and in principled beliefs about the policy. A rich, nuanced examination of the reasons motivating ECEC policy expansion and adoption in different countries, Constructing Policy Change is a corrective to the comparative welfare state literature that focuses on political interest alone."-- Provided by publisher
主題 Early childhood education -- Government policy -- Developed countries
Child care -- Government policy -- Developed countries
Education and state -- Developed countries
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