An Equal Start?: Providing Quality Early Education and Care for Disadvantaged Children (Case Studies on Poverty, Place and Policy)
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Experts from eight countries - the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, France, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia - examine how early education and care is organised, funded, and regulated in their respective countries. The book provides rich insights into how policies play out in practice and reveals the complexities of ensuring that early education and care is affordable, accessible and of the highest possible quality.
Ludovica Gambaro was at the time of writing Research Officer at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and is now Research Officer at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London. Kitty Stewart is Associate Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Research Associate at CASE. Jane Waldfogel is Compton Foundation Centennial Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, USA, and Visiting Professor at CASE, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Introduction ~ Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart and Jane Waldfogel; Equal access to early childhood education and care? The case of the UK ~ Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart and Jane Waldfogel; Towards universal quality early childhood education and care: the Norwegian model ~ Anne Lise Ellingsaeter; Equal access to quality care: Lessons from France on providing high quality and affordable early childhood education and care ~ Jeanne Fagnani Equal Access to High Quality Child Care in the Netherlands ~ Y. Emre Akgunduz and Janneke Plantenga; Access and quality issues in early childhood education and care: the case of Germany ~ Pamela Oberhuemer; New Zealand case study: A narrative of shifting policy directions for early childhood education and care ~ Helen May; Early Education and Care in Australia: Equity in a market-based system? ~ Deborah Brennan and Marianne Fenech; Delivering High-Quality Early Childhood Education and Care to Low-Income Children: How Well is the US Doing? ~ Katherine Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel; Common challenges, lessons for policy ~ Kitty Stewart, Ludovica Gambaro, Jane Waldfogel and Jill Rutter.
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