Early childhood education and care is a major policy issue among national governments and international organisations, promising high returns on social investment. Policy discussions are dominated by one model of provision, infused by neoliberal thinking, which constructs a formula of 'high quality', standardised goals and competition.
This ground-breaking new book explores an alternative: an early childhood education and care with democracy and experimentation as fundamental values, providing a public space for citizens, young and adult, to encounter and create many projects, creating a collective workshop of many possibilities.
By exploring what conditions might support and sustain this alternative, including an 'educative commune', a competent system and a professional workforce at ease with diversity and complexity, subjectivity and uncertainty, democracy and experimentation, Professors Moss and Urban consider some of the issues involved in moving from the current model to this alternative: how, for example, might services be 'de-marketised' and 'de-privatised'?
The case for change is made more urgent because of the current crisis in many intersecting dimensions: economic, political and environmental, and this book argues that the current dominant model, with its instrumental rationality and will to mastery, is complicit in the crisis. The authors' model of an education of democracy and experimentation heralds a radical new direction for early childhood studies, and will be essential reading for students, researchers and academics in this rapidly evolving field.
A thankless task or a waste of time. Two ways people use to describe the Christian training of children. You dont have to feel that way! In this book you will find encouragement, practical help and Biblical principles. King David is used as an example to follow David said Come ye children, harken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord Spurgeon says You are not ashamed to tread in the footsteps of David, are you? Thus Spurgeon encourages the reader to imitate our Biblical fathers. You will also go away with a new vision of the importance of the work in which you are involved. C. H. Spurgeon shows us that telling young people about Jesus is the most important task given to anyone, be they parent, teacher or youth leader.
Yarber List Price: $5.99 8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm) Black & White on White paper 36 pages ISBN-13: 978-1481137683 (CreateSpace-Assigned) ISBN-10: 1481137689 BISAC: Self-Help / Personal Growth / General I loved my mom with all my heart as a little girl should, but I just couldn't figure out why she was never around to show that she even cared about me. All she thought about was how she could make a man happy. I never understood why my mom always chose a man over her children, whom she carried for nine months. After seen all the black eyes that my mom endure by the man who she said loved her. I decided to remove any signs of being a girl, because I didn't want to suffer the same pain that my mom did. So the first thing I had to do was to stop wearing dresses, then I began trashing all of my hair bows and ribbons that I had in my possessions. The last thing I had to do was to change the way I wore my hair. After I finish my transformation I felt safe, safe from all of the big bad wolves out there that I could attract.
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