The Modern Child and the Flexible Labour Market: Early Childhood Education and Care

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

EditorJens Qvortrup, Anne-Trine Kjorholt, Anne-Trine Kjørholt

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This book sheds light on new research related to welfare state, child care policies, and small children's everyday lives ininstitutions in a variety of countries. In uniting recent social childhood research, welfare perspectives and historical and comparative approaches, the book explores institutionalization as a feature of modern child life.

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This book sheds light on new research related to welfare state, child care policies, and small children's everyday lives ininstitutions in a variety of countries. In uniting recent social childhood research, welfare perspectives and historical and comparative approaches, the book explores institutionalization as a feature of modern chi...

ANNE TRINE KJHOLTis Director and Associate Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Child Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Her research interests arediscourses on childhood, children's rights and citizenship, early childhood education and care. Kjrholt's publications include Beyond Listening: C...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.13 × 5.63 × 1 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230579329

ISBN - 13:9780230579323

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Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction; A.T. Kjrholt * PART II: The Labour Market and Institutionalisation of the Modern Childhood: A Historical and Comparative Perspective
Labour Market and Particular Care Arrangement for Small Children in Norway, Sweden and West Germany after 1945; T. Korsvold * Labour Market and Particular Care Arrangement for Small Children: Free Choice or Gentle Force? How can Parental Leave Change Gender Practices?; B. Brandth &--E. Kvande * Child Care Policies in Nordic Countries: Parents, Children and Politics in Iceland and Norway; G.B. Eydal * Flexible Flexibility: For Whom and What for?; M. Rantalaiho *
PART III: Flexible Spaces, Flexible Children? Contemporary Policy and Practice * 'Child-centredness' and 'The Child': The Cultural Politics of Nursery Schooling in England; A. James * Policies of Early Childhood Education and Care: Partnership, Individualisation and 'Guided Spontaneity'; H. Strandell * Children's Sense of Place in a Preschool Context; G. Hallden *
Flexible Spaces in 'The Nature': Transcending the 'Fenced' Childhood in Day Care Centres?; R.D. Nilsen * The Kindergarten as a Bazaar: Freedom of Choice and Social Life Among Children; A.T. Kjrholt &--M. Seland * Kindergartens in Denmark: Reflections on Continuity and Change; E. Gullv
* Caringscapes of the Flexible Labour Market: Modern Day Care and Creative Knowledge Workers; B. Johansen * PART IV: Conclusion - Institutionalisation: A Secular Trend; J. Qvortrup