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Beyond Quality in Early Childhood and Care Postmodern Perspectives

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ISBN-10: 0750707690

ISBN-13: 9780750707695

Edition: 1999

Authors: Gunilla Dahlberg, Peter Moss, Alan Pence

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Quality in early childhood services (day care or nursery education) is a contentious issue. The authors argue that the future lies in a range of disciplines and discourses, within a broad policy context that pays attention to all parties.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Alan Pence is the UNESCO Chair for Early Childhood Education, Care and Development at the University of Victoria and a Full Professor in the School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is the former Director of the School and has established three specialized units: the Unit for Early Years Research and Development (; the First Nations Partnership Programs (FNPP: for Community-Based Aboriginal Child and Youth Care Education; and the Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU:, focusing on ECD leadership promotion and capacity building in the Majority (Developing) World. Dr.…    

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