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dc.contributor.editorCameron, Claire
dc.contributor.editorMoss, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-08T12:15:44Z
dc.date.available2021-12-08T12:15:44Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20211208_9781787357167_16
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51784
dc.description.abstractEarly childhood education and care has been a political priority in England since 1997, when government finally turned its attention to this long-neglected area. Public funding has increased, policy initiatives have proliferated and at each general election political parties aim to outbid each other in their offer to families. Transforming Early Childhood in England: Towards a Democratic Education argues that, despite this attention, the system of early childhood services remains flawed and dysfunctional. National discourse is dominated by the cost and availability of childcare at the expense of holistic education, while a hotchpotch of fragmented provision staffed by a devalued workforce struggles with a culture of targets and measurement. With such deep-rooted problems, early childhood education and care in England is beyond minor improvements. In the context of austerity measures affecting many young families, transformative change is urgent. Transforming Early Childhood in England offers a critical analysis of the current system and proposes change based on young children’s universal right to education. The book calls for provision built on democratic principles, where all learning by all children is visible and recognised, educators are trusted and respected, and a calmer approach called ‘slow pedagogy’ replaces outcomes-driven targets. Combining criticism and hope, and drawing on inspiring research and examples from home and abroad, the book is essential reading for students, educators, practitioners, parents, academics and policymakers - anyone, in fact, who seeks to understand the policy problems for early childhood education and care in England, and see better prospects for the future.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNF Educational strategies & policy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNA Philosophy & theory of education
dc.subject.otherearly childhood
dc.subject.othereducation
dc.subject.otherchildcare
dc.subject.otherEngland
dc.subject.otherearly years policy
dc.subject.otherdemocracy
dc.subject.otherearly years curriculum
dc.subject.otherpoverty
dc.subject.otheryoung children
dc.subject.otherfamilies
dc.subject.othertransforming policy
dc.subject.othertransformative change
dc.subject.otherAbigail Knight
dc.subject.otherRebecca OConnell
dc.subject.otherJulia Brannen
dc.subject.otherDiana Margot Rosenthal
dc.subject.otherMonica Lakhanpaul
dc.subject.otherEva Lloyd
dc.subject.otherGeorgina Trevor
dc.subject.otherAmanda Ince
dc.subject.otherLynn Ang
dc.subject.otherKate Cowan
dc.subject.otherRosie Flewitt
dc.subject.otherAlison Clark
dc.subject.otherDiana Sousa
dc.subject.otherGuy Roberts-Holmes
dc.subject.otherFrancesca Vaghi
dc.subject.otherdemocratic education
dc.subject.othercomparative education
dc.subject.otherECEC workforce
dc.subject.otherECEC system
dc.subject.otherchild health
dc.subject.otherhomelessness
dc.subject.otherlearning
dc.subject.othersocial pedagogy
dc.subject.otherparticipation
dc.subject.otherslow pedagogy
dc.subject.othersocial justice
dc.subject.otherThomas Coram Research Centre
dc.subject.otherpre-school
dc.subject.otherwelfare
dc.subject.otherinequalities
dc.titleTransforming Early Childhood in England
dc.title.alternativeTowards a Democratic Education
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781787357167
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2
oapen.relation.isbn9781787357167
oapen.relation.isbn9781787357174
oapen.relation.isbn9781787357181
oapen.relation.isbn9781787357198
oapen.relation.isbn9781787357204
oapen.imprintUCL Press
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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