Childcare and Preschool Development in Europe: Institutional Perspectives

Hardcover | February 15, 2009

EditorKirsten Scheiwe, Harry Willekens

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This book explains the differences between European countries in the supply and forms of public child care and preschool provisions by reference to the historical context in which these forms originated and to the institutional constraints underlying their development.

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This book explains the differences between European countries in the supply and forms of public child care and preschool provisions by reference to the historical context in which these forms originated and to the institutional constraints underlying their development.

KIRSTEN SCHEIWE is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Social and Pedagogical Sciences, University of Hildesheim, Germany. Her research focuses upon law and social policy in the areas of family law and social law from the perspectives of interdisciplinary and comparative legal analysis and gender studies. HARRY WILLEKENS is Professor a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.82 × 5.57 × 0.87 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction--K.Scheiwe & H.Willekens
Public Child Care in Europe: Historical Trajectories and New Directions--T.Bahle
How and Why Belgium Became a Pioneer of Preschool Development--H.Willekens
Public Child Care and Preschools in France: New Policy Paradigm and Path Dependency--C.Martin &--B.Le Bihan
Child Care in Spain After 1975: The Educational Rationale, the Catholic Church, and Women in Civil Society--C.Valiente
The Paradox of Public Preschools in a Familist Welfare Regime: The Italian Case--E.Hohnerlein
Public and Private: The History of Early Education and Care Institutions in the UK--H.Penn
Danish Child-Care Policies within Path-Timing, Sequence, Actors and Opportunity Structures--A.Borchorst  
Child Care as an Issue of Equality and Equity: The Example of the Nordic Countries--P.Rauhala
The Politics of (De)centralisation: Early Care and Education in France and Sweden--M.Neuman
Slow Motion: Institutional Factors as Obstacles to the Expansion of Early Childhood Education in the FRG--K.Scheiwe
Private Family and Institutionalised Public Care for Young Children in Germany and the U.S., 1857-1933--M.Baader
Maternalism and Truncated Professionalism: Historical Perspectives on Kindergarten Teachers--U.Rabe-Kleberg
Money Matters: Experiments in Financing Public Child Care--M.Schuler-Harms 
Basic Legal Principles of Public Responsibility for Children--I.Richter