Alberta's Day Care Controversy traces the development of day care policies and programs in Alberta, with particular emphasis on policy decisions and program initiatives that have provoked considerable debate and struggle among citizens. For most of Alberta's first fifty years as a province, day care was treated as a private rather than a public issue. Beginning in the late 1950s, however, debates about day care began to appear regularly in the public record. Langford brings to light the public controversies that arose during the last four decades of the twentieth century and the first decade of the new millennium, placing contemporary issues in historical context and anticipating the elements of future policy struggles.
|Publisher:||University of British Columbia Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
1 Introduction: Research Strategy, Themes And Scope 2 Early Efforts to Organize Day Nurseries: 1908-1945 3 The 1960s: Citizen Action, Civil Servants and Municipal Initiatives Lead the Way 4 The 1970s: Governments Fund High-Quality Day Cares as Preventive Social Services 5 Years of Turmoil, 1979-1982: a New System for Day Care Is Born 6 Corporatized Day Care Comes to Alberta 7 The Worlds of Commercial Day Care 8 Day Care in Question, 1984-1999 9 Five Cities Sustain Model Child Care in the 1980s 10 Large Cities Abandon Their Lighthouse Programs 11 Day Care into the Future: Trends, Patterns and Unresolved Issues Appendix A Supplementary Tables A.1 to A.6 Appendix B List of Taped Interviews References; Notes