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Constructing policy change : early childhood education and care in liberal welfare states

Author: Linda A White
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Studies in comparative political economy and public policy, 52.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda A White
ISBN: 9781487502034 1487502036
OCLC Number: 978708738
Awards: Short-listed for 2018 CPSA Prize in Comparative Politics 2018 (Canada)
Description: xiii, 334 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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 --
The role of science and the development of an ECEC knowledge regime --
Transnationalization and internationalization of ECEC ideas --
Constructing early childhood education and care policy shifts in the United States --
Constructing early childhood education and care policy shifts in Canada.
Series Title: Studies in comparative political economy and public policy, 52.
Responsibility: Linda A. White.

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