Recent Perspectives on Early Childhood Education in Canada

Edited by Nina Howe and Larry Prochner

© 2012

Early childhood education is critical for preparing children for success in formal school settings, and as such, is a major concern throughout the world. This volume brings together ground-breaking research in this area to help practitioners, students, policy makers, curriculum designers, and intervention program developers understand the latest ideas and advances in the field.

Recent Perspectives of Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada centres on three key themes. The first provides a survey of historical, social policy, economic, and provincial regulations and policies related to early childhood education and care. The second focuses on issues related to children’s learning, curriculum, and teachers. The final theme addresses recent developments in government involvement in early childhood education and care that are unique to Canada. The contributors to this volume demonstrate the pressing need that exists to further public discussion on early childhood education to help policymakers shape better decisions for Canadian families.

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The contributors to this volume demonstrate the pressing need that exists to further public discussion on early childhood education to help policymakers shape better decisions for Canadian families.

Recent Perspectives on Early Childhood Education in Canada

Edited by Nina Howe and Larry Prochner

© 2012

Early childhood education is critical for preparing children for success in formal school settings, and as such, is a major concern throughout the world. This volume brings together ground-breaking research in this area to help practitioners, students, policy makers, curriculum designers, and intervention program developers understand the latest ideas and advances in the field.

Recent Perspectives of Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada centres on three key themes. The first provides a survey of historical, social policy, economic, and provincial regulations and policies related to early childhood education and care. The second focuses on issues related to children’s learning, curriculum, and teachers. The final theme addresses recent developments in government involvement in early childhood education and care that are unique to Canada. The contributors to this volume demonstrate the pressing need that exists to further public discussion on early childhood education to help policymakers shape better decisions for Canadian families.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 456 pages
  • Illustrations: 33
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.1in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Nina Howe is Concordia University Research Chair in Early Childhood Development and a professor in the Department of Education at Concordia University.



    Larry Prochner is a professor in the Department of Elementary Education at the University of Alberta.

  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgements
    Nina Howe (Concordia University) & Larry Prochner (University of Alberta)

    Introduction
    Nina Howe & Larry Prochner

    Section 1: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Ch. 1: Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada in the 50s and 60s: Retrenchment and Renewal
    Larry Prochner & Lynne Robertson

    Ch. 2: Provision, Policy and Politics in Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada
    Martha Friendly (Childcare Resource and Research Unit) & Susan Prentice (University of Manitoba)

    Ch. 3: The Economics of Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada
    Gordon Cleveland (University of Toronto)

    Ch. 4: Child Care Regulations Regarding Training and Curriculum in Canada
    Ellen Jacobs & Emmanuelle Adrien

    Commentary: Towards a Geology of Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada
    Hillel Goelman (University of British Columbia)

    Section 2: Children, Curriculum, and Teachers

    Ch. 5: Revisioning Multiculturalism in Early Childhood Education in Canada
    Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw (University of Victoria) & Judith K. Bernhard (Ryerson University)

    Ch. 6: Intergenerational Learning Programming from a Curriculum Studies’ Perspective: New Directions, New Possibilities
    Rachel M. Heydon (University of Western Ontario)

    Ch. 7: Innovations in Provincial Early Learning Curriculum Frameworks in Canada
    Rachel Langford (Ryerson University)

    Ch. 8: The Investigating Quality Project: Innovative Approaches in Early Childhood Education
    Alan Pence (University of Victoria) & Veronica Pacini-Katchabaw (University of Victoria)

    Ch. 9: Elements of Mentoring: A Case Study of Inservice Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators
    Nina Howe (Concordia University) & Ellen Jacobs

    Commentary: Reflections on Children, Curriculum and Teachers
    Alan Pence

    Section 3: Government Involvement

    Ch. 10: The Québec Child Care System: Lessons from Research
    Christa Japel (Université de Québec à Montréal)

    Ch. 11: Community-Based Early Child Development Projects in Canada
    Ray DeV. Peters (Queen's University), Angela Howell-Moneta (Queen’s University), & Kelly Petrunka (Queen’s University)

    Ch. 12: Federal Investments in Strengthening Indigenous Capacity for Culturally-Based Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada
    Jessica Ball (University of Victoria)

    Ch. 13: Integrated Early Childhood Services in School-as-hub models: Lessons from Toronto First Duty and Peel Best Start
    Janette Pelletier (University of Toronto)

    Commentary: Government Roles in Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada: Patchwork, Perils and Promise of New Directions
    Carl Corter (University of Toronto)

    Postscript: Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada
    Helen Penn (University of East London)

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