Alberta's Day Care Controversy: From 1908 to 2009—and Beyond by Tom LangfordAlberta's Day Care Controversy: From 1908 to 2009—and Beyond by Tom Langford

Alberta's Day Care Controversy: From 1908 to 2009—and Beyond

byTom Langford

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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Day care in Alberta has had a remarkably durable history as acontroversial issue. Since the late 1950s, disputes over day careprograms, policies, and funding have been a recurring feature ofpolitical life in the province.

Alberta’s Day Care Controversy traces the developmentof day care policies and programs in Alberta, with particular emphasison policy decisions and program initiatives that have provokedconsiderable debate and struggle among citizens. Langford brings tolight the public controversies that occurred during the last fourdecades of the twentieth century and the first decade of the newmillennium, placing contemporary issues in historical context andanticipating the elements of future policy struggles.

Tom Langford is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on globalization, labour, and the politics of early learning and child care.
Title:Alberta's Day Care Controversy: From 1908 to 2009—and BeyondFormat:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.87 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Athabasca University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926836022

ISBN - 13:9781926836027


Table of Contents

1        Introduction: ResearchStrategy, Themes And Scope

2        Early Efforts toOrganize Day Nurseries: 1908-1945

3        The 1960s: CitizenAction, Civil Servants and Municipal Initiatives Lead the Way

4        The 1970s: GovernmentsFund 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 Comesto Alberta

7        The Worlds of CommercialDay Care

8        Day Care in Question,1984-1999

9        Five Cities SustainModel Child Care in the 1980s

10      Large Cities Abandon Their LighthousePrograms

11      Day Care into the Future: Trends,Patterns and Unresolved Issues

Appendix A     Supplementary Tables A.1 toA.6

Appendix B     List of Taped Interviews

References; Notes