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There are alternatives! : markets and democratic experimentalism in early childhood education and care


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Abstract: A joint publication with Bertelsmann Foundation. In this paper Peter Moss, a Professor of Early Childhood Provision at the University of London, challenges the hegemony of the market model in early childhood education and care. He shows how the market model embodies the values of neoliberalism and, drawing on the work of the Brazilian social theorist Roberto Unger, discusses "democratic experimentalism" as an alternative. The paper's aim is not to prove that one is superior or that these are the only two models avaiable; rather, it is to show that alternatives to the market model exist, and that the questions raised by early childhood education and care (ECEC) are therefore ethical and political rather than merely technical.
Authors: Moss, P.
Series Title: Working papers in Early Childhood Development
Category: Research
ISBN: 978-90-6195-114-8
Serial number: 53
ISSN: 1383-7907
Keywords: children , education , markets , democratisation
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
PAGE: viii, 74
Place: The Hague
Publisher: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2009
Right: © 2009 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Education, Science and Technology
Title: There are alternatives! : markets and democratic experimentalism in early childhood education and care