Early childhood and care in England : when pedagogy is wed to politics
Aubrey, Carol . (2008) Early childhood and care in England : when pedagogy is wed to politics. Journal of Early Childhood Research, Vol.6 (No.1). pp. 7-21. ISSN 1476-718XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1476718X07086586
The introduction to this article will seek to present a distillation of Sally Lubeck's achievements in order to provide a benchmark of existing knowledge in the field of early childhood care and education from her perspective and an indication of its likely future. Her work, it is suggested, provides an exemplification of the new sociology of childhood that is theoretically grounded as well as morally and ethically committed. The contributions and challenges she made that are offered in this article focus on childhood in different cultures, the impact of globalization and the role of cross-national perspectives in the critical examination of our own national contexts. Poverty levels and the choice made by the US and UK to avoid redistribution of wealth are identified as a major source of disadvantage. The tension between decentralization, choice and lack of co-ordination on the one hand, and uniformity, centralization and social control on the other, is emphasized. It is in this context that policy-making in early childhood education is subjected to critical analysis. The possible contribution that the theories of Habermas can make to our understanding of progress and change was raised by Sally (Lubeck, 2001b) and expanded in this article as a means of response.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Lubeck, Sally -- Influence, Child care -- Great Britain, Education, Elementary -- Government policy -- Great Britain, Education, Elementary -- Aims and objectives -- Great Britain, Child development -- Great Britain, Educational sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Early Childhood Research|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 7-21|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||Based on a presentation at the symposium ‘Early Childhood Education in a Changing World: Homage to Sally Lubeck’, AERA Conference, Montreal, April 2005.|
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