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An Equal Start?: Providing Quality Early Education and Care for Disadvantaged Children
     

An Equal Start?: Providing Quality Early Education and Care for Disadvantaged Children

by Ludovica Gambaro (Editor), Kitty Stewart (Editor), Jane Waldfogel (Editor)
 

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Early childhood education and care has become a central policy concern in many countries, and as services expand it is crucial to examine whether children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive equitable services. In An Equal Start? experts from eight countries—the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, France, the Netherlands, Germany, New

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Early childhood education and care has become a central policy concern in many countries, and as services expand it is crucial to examine whether children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive equitable services. In An Equal Start? 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 organized, funded, and regulated in their respective countries. They give up-to-date pictures of the access to services, providing rich insights into how policies play out in practice and the effects on the provision of services to disadvantaged children. Together they reveal a number of common tensions and complexities that many countries face in ensuring that early education and care is affordable, accessible, and of the highest possible quality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781447310518
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
02/15/2014
Series:
Policy Press at the University of Bristol - CASE Studies on Poverty, Place and P Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Ludovica Gambaro is a research officer at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the Institute of Education at the University of London. Kitty Stewart is a research associate at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion and an associate professor in social policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Jane Waldfogel is the Compton Foundation Centennial Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work for the Prevention of Children’s and Youth Problems and visiting professor at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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