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dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Lindaen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-07T04:12:07Z
dc.date.available2017en_NZ
dc.date.available2018-09-07T04:12:07Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationMitchell, L. (2017). Discourses of economic investment and child vulnerability in early childhood education. Waikato Journal of Education, 22(1), 25–35. https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v22i1.552en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/12066
dc.description.abstractThis article explores discourses of economic investment and child vulnerability that have become dominant under New Zealand’s National-led Government as a rationale for policy directions in early childhood education. It highlights the need for explicit values about children and childhood to be a basis for early childhood policy development, with a commitment to equity and democratic citizenship being a good place to start. The article draws on policy document analysis, policy evaluations and research to argue that current policies have run counter to a democratic view of citizenship, and led to a swing away from universal approaches to education for all towards targeted interventions for priority children. At the same time, a drive for measurable outcomes is in danger of funnelling early childhood education into narrow goals that bypass a broad view of what education might possibly be. Ideas for future policy directions are discussed.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWIlf Malcolm Institute of Educational Researchen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subjectEarly Childhood Education
dc.subjecteducation policy
dc.subjectNew Zealand
dc.subjectNational-led Government
dc.subjectprivatisation
dc.subjectdemocracy
dc.titleDiscourses of economic investment and child vulnerability in early childhood educationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.15663/wje.v22i1.552en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfWaikato Journal of Educationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page25
pubs.elements-id215491
pubs.end-page35
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume22en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn2382-0373en_NZ


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