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Recent perspectives on early childhood education and care in Canada

Author: Nina Howe; Laurence Wayne Prochner
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2012.
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"The contributors to this volume demonstrate the pressing need that exists to further public discussion on early childhood education to help policymakers shape better decisions for Canadian families." --WorldCat.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Howe; Laurence Wayne Prochner
ISBN: 9781442645202 1442645202 9781442613317 1442613319
OCLC Number: 795756583
Description: x, 446 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Nina Howe and Larry Prochner --
Part I: Historical and contemporary perspectives --
1. Early childhood education and care in Canada in the 1950s and 1960s: retrenchment and renewal / Larry Prochner and Lynne Robertson --
2. Provision, policy, and politics in early childhood education and care in Canada / Martha Friendly and Susan Prentice --
3. The economics of early childhood education and care in Canada / Gordon Cleveland --
4. Canadian child care regulations regarding training and curriculum / Ellen Jacobs and Emmanuelle Adrien --
Commentary: towards a geology of early childhood education and care in Canada / Hillel Goelman --
Part II: Children, curriculum, and teachers --
5. Revisioning multiculturalism in early childhood education / Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw and Judith K. Bernhard --
6. Intergenerational learning programming from a curriculum studies perspective: new directions, new possibilities / Rachel M. Heydon --
7. Innovations in provincial early learning curriculum frameworks / Rachel Langford --
8. The investigating quality project: innovative approaches in early childhood education / Alan Pierce and Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw --
9. Elements of mentoring: two case studies of in-service professional development for early childhood educators / Nina Howe and Ellen Jacobs --
Commentary: reflections on children, curriculum, and teachers / Alan Pence --
Part III: Government involvement --
10. The Quebec child care system: lessons from research / Christa Japel --
11. Community-based early child development projects / Ray Dev Peters, Angela Howell-Moneta, and Kelly Petrunka --
12. Federal investments in strenghening indigenous capacity for culturally based early childhood education and care / Jessica Ball --
13. Integrated early childhood services in school-as-hub models: lessons from Toronto first duty and Peel best start / Janette Pelletier --
Commentary: Government roles in early childhood education and care in Canada: patchwork, perils, and promise of new directions / Carl Corter --
Postscript: early childhood education and care in Canada / Helen Penn.
Responsibility: edited by Nina Howe and Larry Prochner.

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