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

Moss, Peter (2009) There are alternatives! Markets and democratic experimentalism in early childhood education and care. Working Paper. Bernard van Leer Foundation, The Hague.

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Abstract

This paper challenges the hegemony of the market model in early childhood education and care. He shows how the market model emodies 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 ECEC are therefore ethical and political rather than merely technical.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Thomas Coram Research Unit
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 16:09
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 13:54
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