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Children’s sense of place: Aspects of individualization, flexibility and free choice within the preschool context
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Child Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2011 (English)In: The modern child and the flexible labour market: early childhood education and care / [ed] Anne-Trine Kjorholt, Jens Qvortrup (eds), Palgrave Macmillan, 2011Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This anthology presents new research related to welfare state, child care policies and small children's every day lives in early childhood education and care in institutions in Europe. By uniting recent social childhood research, welfare perspectives as well as historical and comparative approaches, institutionalization as a feature of modern child life is discussed. The anthology takes as a point of departure a close connection between labor market and work life on one side and development of particular care arrangementS for small children on another. Both the labour market and day-care institutions are influenced by similar concepts such as flexibility, neo-liberal approaches, and user-orientation. In light of recent changes in ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) policy and various adult constructions of (good) childhoods, this collection explores how girls and boys are together working out identities like the 'active and participant child', 'the natural child', 'the flexible child', and 'the individual child'

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-72988ISBN: 978-0-230-57932-3ISBN: 0-230-57932-9OAI: diva2:464768
Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2013-03-08Bibliographically approved

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